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coax
used in The Iceman Cometh

4 uses
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Definition
try to obtain a result through gentle and careful effort — often gentle persuasion
  • (He calls to Hope coaxingly) How's it coming, Governor?
    Act 3 (92% in)
  • I went through my father's papers before the cops destroyed them, and I remember a lot of people, even if I can't prove—(coaxingly) You will let me take your case, won't you, Mac?
    Act 1 (63% in)
  • (He turns to Hope and pats his shoulder—coaxingly) Come now, Governor.
    Act 3 (86% in)
  • (As if that finished the subject, he comes forward to Hope and sits beside him, with an arm around his shoulder—affectionately coaxing) Coming along fine now, aren't you, Governor?
    Act 3 (97% in)

There are no more uses of "coax" in The Iceman Cometh.

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