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coax
used in Pygmalion

7 uses
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1  —6 uses as in:
coax her to join us
Definition
try to obtain a result through gentle and careful effort — often gentle persuasion
  • But I haven't forgot what you said a minute ago; and I won't be coaxed round as if I was a baby or a puppy.
    Act 5 (54% in)
  • But as to Higgins, the only distinction he makes between men and women is that when he is neither bullying nor exclaiming to the heavens against some featherweight cross, he coaxes women as a child coaxes its nurse when it wants to get anything out of her.
    Act 2 (11% in)
  • But as to Higgins, the only distinction he makes between men and women is that when he is neither bullying nor exclaiming to the heavens against some featherweight cross, he coaxes women as a child coaxes its nurse when it wants to get anything out of her.
    Act 2 (11% in)
  • [He goes to Mrs. Pearce and begins coaxing].
    Act 2 (34% in)
  • PICKERING [coaxing] Do stay with us, Eliza.
    Act 5 (37% in)
  • Put that along with her resentment of Higgins's domineering superiority, and her mistrust of his coaxing cleverness in getting round her and evading her wrath when he had gone too far with his impetuous bullying, and you will see that Eliza's instinct had good grounds for warning her not to marry her Pygmalion.
    Act 5 (67% in)

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  • HIGGINS [rising and coming to her to coax her] Oh, that'll be all right.
    Act 3 (17% in)

There are no more uses of "coax" in Pygmalion.

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