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coax
used in The Mill on the Floss

8 uses
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1  —7 uses as in:
coax her to join us
Definition
try to obtain a result through gentle and careful effort — often gentle persuasion
  • "No, no, Maggie," said Tom, in his most coaxing tone; "It's something you'll like ever so."
    2.5 — Book 2 Chapter 5 — Maggie's Second Visit (51% in)
  • Maggie, Maggie," continued the mother, in a tone of half-coaxing fretfulness, as this small mistake of nature entered the room, "where's the use o' my telling you to keep away from the water?
    1.2 — Book 1 Chapter 2 — Mr. Tulliver, of Dorlcote Mill, Declares.... (81% in)
  • The formidable strangers were two shabby-looking men with flushed faces, one of them carrying a bundle on a stick over his shoulder; but to her surprise, while she was dreading their disapprobation as a runaway, the man with the bundle stopped, and in a half-whining, half-coaxing tone asked her if she had a copper to give a poor man.
    1.11 — Book 1 Chapter 11 — Maggie Tries to Run away from Her Shadow (11% in)
  • "My little lady, where are you going to?" the gypsy said, in a tone of coaxing deference.
    1.11 — Book 1 Chapter 11 — Maggie Tries to Run away from Her Shadow (34% in)
  • "We've got no tea nor butter," said the old woman, with something like a scowl, as if she were getting tired of coaxing.
    1.11 — Book 1 Chapter 11 — Maggie Tries to Run away from Her Shadow (55% in)
  • At last the younger woman said in her previous deferential, coaxing tone,— "This nice little lady's come to live with us; aren't you glad?"
    1.11 — Book 1 Chapter 11 — Maggie Tries to Run away from Her Shadow (63% in)
  • "We've got nothing nice for a lady to eat," said the old woman, in her coaxing tone.
    1.11 — Book 1 Chapter 11 — Maggie Tries to Run away from Her Shadow (67% in)

There are no more uses of "coax" flagged with this meaning in The Mill on the Floss.

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  • "But what do you want?" he added, pinching the dimpled chin fondly,—"to coax some more sovereigns out of my pocket for your bazaar?
    6.7 — Book 6 Chapter 7 — Philip Re-enters (88% in)

There are no more uses of "coax" in The Mill on the Floss.

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