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cajole
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Middlemarch
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  • We are all of us imaginative in some form or other, for images are the brood of desire; and poor old Featherstone, who laughed much at the way in which others cajoled themselves, did not escape the fellowship of illusion.
  • "Come, Josh," he said, in a cajoling tone, "give us a spoonful of brandy, and a sovereign to pay the way back, and I’ll go.

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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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