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coax
used in A Tale of Two Cities

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Definition
try to obtain a result through gentle and careful effort — often gentle persuasion
  • Mr. Lorry was so exceedingly disconcerted by a question so hard to answer, that he could only look on, at a distance, with much feebler sympathy and humility, while the strong woman, having banished the inn servants under the mysterious penalty of "letting them know" something not mentioned if they stayed there, staring, recovered her charge by a regular series of gradations, and coaxed her to lay her drooping head upon her shoulder.
    1.4 — The Preparation (98% in)

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