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coax
used in Burned by Ellen Hopkins

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Definition
try to obtain a result through gentle and careful effort — often gentle persuasion
  • After an hour of coaxing and correcting, I almost felt like one too.
  • We spent the better part of the day coaxing the dogs, chasing strays, and otherwise moving the herd up-mountain.
  • After the sun drifted low and bloomed rose, he'd come rolling around for evening visits, coaxing my personal temp well above the one hundred mark, no matter what the thermometer happened to read.

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