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coax
used in Jane Eyre

3 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
coax her to join us
Definition
try to obtain a result through gentle and careful effort — often gentle persuasion
  • And so, by dint of alternate coaxing and commanding, he contrived to get them all once more enclosed in their separate dormitories.
    Chapter 20 (12% in)

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  • From this deficiency of nourishment resulted an abuse, which pressed hardly on the younger pupils: whenever the famished great girls had an opportunity, they would coax or menace the little ones out of their portion.
    Chapter 7 (6% in)
  • Don't you think I had better take advantage of the confession, and begin and coax and entreat — even cry and be sulky if necessary — for the sake of a mere essay of my power?"
    Chapter 24 (29% in)

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