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And, if he did find it, maybe Heman could be coaxed into changin' his mind again.

And you'd have begged and coaxed him to stay right along in the bank, maybe?

At first she didn't seem to want to, but then, after I'd coaxed a while, she did.

"Never mind, darling," he coaxed, as the colour leapt to Kate's face.

Mildred coaxed her father to accompany her to hear the violinist.

It was pressed to pay, coaxed to plank down, soothered to shell out.

The tri-phib, he recalled, in which he'd coaxed Agnes into taking her first ride.

Because of his sneer I am coaxed to dress as I do not want to dress.

They called, they coaxed, they commanded, but she did not move.

But he was so kind, and coaxed her so gently, that after a while she told him what happened every night.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, originally in slang phrase to make a coax of, from earlier noun coax, cox, cokes "a fool, ninny, simpleton" (1560s); modern spelling is 1706. Origin obscure, perhaps related to cock (n.1). Related: Coaxed; coaxing.

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