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cajole
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Definition gently persuade
  • She is working to convince, cajole, and pressure other Representatives to vote for the bill.
cajole = gently persuade
  • "Don't you see that if you have no relations with people it's easier to be honest with them?" she inquired. "That's what I meant. One needn't cajole them; one's under no obligation to them."
    Woolf, Virginia  --  Night and Day
  • Every year we spend hundreds of dollars on phone calls and letters, writing, faxing, cajoling, and bribing, trying to get...
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • cajoling = gently persuading
  • I got to be the bad cop and lay down the law.  "Angel," I began cajolingly. "We can't always..."
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment
  • cajolingly = in a gently persuading manner
  • cajoling her mother to eat a little now and then,
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • cajoling = gently persuading
  • Archie pressed on, softening his voice, cajoling, leading him on.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • cajoling = gently persuading
  • Then her voice became tender, and she began to cajole me, saying, "Please, I can't wake him."
    Victor Martinez  --  Parrot in the Oven
  • cajole = gently persuade
  • It had taken quite a bit of cajoling to cool Harvey down, especially after he threw in the incident in Miles's car as well.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Bend in the Road
  • cajoling = gentle persuasion
  • She couldn't abandon the driver's seat, not after having cajoled Miro into opening the door.
    Robert Cormier  --  After the First Death
  • cajoled = gently persuaded
  • I knew then there was no use pretending or trying to cajole my mind into silence
    Maureen Daly  --  Seventeenth Summer
  • cajole = gently persuade
  • Neither Boca Chica nor Ocoa were far but I never wanted to go and it normally took hours of cajoling before I agreed to climb on the autobus.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • cajoling = gentle persuasion
  • they couldn't cajole him into the dining room
    William Faulkner  --  The Sound and the Fury
  • cajole = gently persuade
  • "Come on," Ron said cajolingly, giving the steering wheel a little shake, "nearly there, come on -"
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • cajolingly = as though gently urging (the car)
  • ...late-night hours cajoling Hunter to please, please go back to sleep.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • cajoling = gently persuading
  • How the midwife smacked and prayed and cajoled the tiny chest to move.
    Katherine Paterson  --  Jacob Have I Loved
  • cajoled = gently persuaded
  • She'd pestered, cajoled, and sometimes yelled at Dad to get a license, but he'd insisted that he preferred pedal power.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • cajoled = gently persuaded
  • ...pouted and pleaded and cajoled.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • cajoled = gently persuaded
  • Just then the minister saw a deputy of the Right Centre enter the room, and he left his wife abruptly to cajole an undecided vote.
    de Balzac, Honore  --  Bureaucracy
  • Goodfellow had contrived to cajole his host into the promise of a box of Chateaux-Margaux.
    Poe, Edgar Allan  --  Poems
  • It takes something more than words to cajole them to do our will, to cover us with glory.
    Conrad, Joseph  --  The Mirror of the Sea

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