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coax
used in Misery

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Definition
try to obtain a result through gentle and careful effort — often gentle persuasion
  • Then, hours later, after the sandwiches and potato salad had been eaten, after the last few drops of Kool-Aid had been coaxed from his father's big Thermos, just before his mother said it was time to pack up and start home, the top of the rotted piling would begin to show again , just a peek and flash between the incoming waves at first, then more and more.
    Part 1 — Annie (1% in)

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