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coax
used in Beloved

2 uses
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Definition
try to obtain a result through gentle and careful effort — often gentle persuasion
  • After some coaxing, Baby Suggs came to the table and sat down.
    One (87% in)
  • She removed it all and coaxed the jelly onto one half of the half a plate.
    One (11% in)

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