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cajole
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Moby Dick
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  • …parts in high tragedies, and short and easy parts in genteel comedies, and jolly parts in farces—though I cannot tell why this was exactly; yet, now that I recall all the circumstances, I think I can see a little into the springs and motives which being cunningly presented to me under various disguises, induced me to set about performing the part I did, besides cajoling me into the delusion that it was a choice resulting from my own unbiased freewill and discriminating judgment.

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  • She is working to convince, cajole, and pressure other Representatives to vote for the bill.
  • "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

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