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The ladies in the faculty lounge noticed his height and coaxed him to sit next to a fetching 5-foot-10 colleague with an unusual name.
THE LONG GOODBYE: HOW COVID-19 TOOK MY DAD’S LIFERANDY DOTINGAJANUARY 11, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
America’s Test Kitchen often recommends adding baking soda to the water in which you will boil potatoes, which further coaxes out the starch molecules.
HOW TO MAKE CRISPY, GOLDEN POTATOES, EVERY TIMEBECKY KRYSTALDECEMBER 18, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Doctors and nurses descended on Makenzie, trying fruitlessly to coax any sign of life from her body.
THIS D.C. BABY’S MOTHER WAS CHARGED WITH HER DEATH. BUT NOTHING IS SOLVED.PETULA DVORAKDECEMBER 10, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The next coaxed a double-team of James, and Davis popped free for a wide-open elbow jumper.
LEBRON AND AD DOMINATE LIKE KOBE AND SHAQ. BUT CAN THEY WIN LIKE THE CLASSIC LAKERS?ROBERT O'CONNELLAUGUST 24, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
They painstakingly coaxed most of the dormant cells in those sediments back into a state of growth that was more recognizably alive.
‘ZOMBIE’ MICROBES REDEFINE LIFE’S ENERGY LIMITSJORDANA CEPELEWICZAUGUST 12, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
She'd think as little of coaxing a woman's husband from her, as she wu'd of shooting a thief like a doorg.
THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
Joe saw at once that the man was wild with drink, and he put on a smile, with a notion of coaxing the captain over.
THE CHEQUERSJAMES RUNCIMAN
Coaxing Miss Jewett into her little parlor, she showed her the pictures, and read aloud the letter.
TESSA WADSWORTH'S DISCIPLINEJENNIE M. DRINKWATER
"Then, for once, I've found a disinterested female in a coaxing mood," replied this modern Diogenes.
A FOREST HEARTH: A ROMANCE OF INDIANA IN THE THIRTIESCHARLES MAJOR
She knelt beside him, holding the cup for him, and by coaxing and entreating made him take a little food.
DAVID FLEMING'S FORGIVENESSMARGARET MURRAY ROBERTSON
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO COAXING

  • begging
  • beseeching
  • coaxing
  • driving
  • goad
  • imploring
  • insistence
  • persuasion
  • pleading
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