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coax
used in The Magic Mountain

3 uses
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Definition
try to obtain a result through gentle and careful effort — often gentle persuasion
  • They coaxed and flattered their glass.
    7.8 - Highly Questionable (34% in)
  • She patted his broad captain's hand, still resting on the table where it had fallen, and coaxed him with the suggestion that one could always order something else, something warm, if he liked and if the chef could be talked into it.
    7.3 - Vingt et un (43% in)
  • Just for the pure joy of it, since he was quite alone on the meadow, he let his fingers play at the stops of a woodwind he held to his lips, a clarinet or reed pipe-, from which he coaxed gentle, nasal tones, one after the other, purely at random, and yet in a satisfying sequence that rose carelessly into the deep blue sky, beneath which the foliage of a few solitary birches and ashes flickered in the sun as the breeze brushed past.
    7.7 - Fullness of Harmony (59% in)

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