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cajole
used in Moby Dick

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gently persuade
  • ...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.
    Chapters 1-3 -- Loomings; The Carpet-Bag; The Spouter-Inn (21% in)

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