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cajole
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

2 uses
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Definition
gently persuade
  • Grandmother did not see fit to do a damn thing, but she enjoyed Dan's efforts to cajole her out of her veteran, antisocial cantankerousness, and she agreed to attend the play; as for the cast party, she would see how she felt after the performance.
    p. 238.9
  • Mr. Fish had no children but he enjoyed throwing and kicking a football, and on those blue-sky, fall afternoons, he cajoled Owen and me to play football with him; Owen and I didn't care for the sport—except for those times when we could include Sagamore in the game.
    p. 182.3

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