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Word: wheedle

Definition: deceive, persuade, or obtain by flattery; cajole; coax; Ex. wheedle a promise out of her


Sentences Containing 'wheedle'

But they are very favourable if they wheedle nobody into matrimony, but only make a present of a small live creature, no bigger than a bastard, to some of the family, no matter who gets it; when a child is born it must be kept.

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