When he was not affectionately coercing people into buying things they did not need, he stood at the back of the store, glowing, abstracted, feeling masculine as he recalled the tempestuous surprises of love revealed by Vida.
There are no more uses of "coerce" in the book.
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It is better to convince than to coerce.
The legislative bodies debated about what techniques could be used by the CIA to coerce a suspect into talking.