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coax
used in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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Definition
try to obtain a result through gentle and careful effort — often gentle persuasion
  • They were eloquent in their distress; but they presently discovered that the fire had eaten so far up under the great log it had been built against (where it curved upward and separated itself from the ground), that a handbreadth or so of it had escaped wetting; so they patiently wrought until, with shreds and bark gathered from the under sides of sheltered logs, they coaxed the fire to burn again.
    Chapter 16 (85% in)

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