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cajole
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
gently persuade
  • 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.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (1% in)
  • "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.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (87% in)

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