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coax
used in O Pioneers!

3 uses
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Definition
try to obtain a result through gentle and careful effort — often gentle persuasion
  • Marie, having seen her guests off, came in and put her hand coaxingly on his shoulder.
    2.6 — Part 2 Chapter 6 (91% in)
  • She was a dark child, with brown curly hair, like a brunette doll's, a coaxing little red mouth, and round, yellow-brown eyes.
    1.1 — Part 1 Chapter 1 (54% in)
  • Please wait for me, Marie," Emil coaxed.
    2.1 — Part 2 Chapter 1 (50% in)

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