to persuade by flattery or promises; wheedle; coax. Contemporary Examples The Margaret Thatcher I Knew Jamie Dettmer April 8, 2013 Libya Protests: Watch Out, Barack Obama Leslie H. Gelb February 21, 2011 How Lyndon Would Have Passed Health-Care Reform Tom Johnson August 21, 2009 The Speech of His Life—Again Eric Alterman September 7, 2009 Justin […]
to persuade by flattery or promises; wheedle; coax. Historical Examples The International Monthly, Volume 2, No. 4, March, 1851 Various verb to persuade (someone) by flattery or pleasing talk to do what one wants; wheedle; coax v.
persuasion by flattery or promises; wheedling; coaxing. Historical Examples Mrs. Craddock W. Somerset Maugham Folkways William Graham Sumner The Candidate Joseph Alexander Altsheler The Wind Before the Dawn Dell H. Munger The Camerons of Highboro Beth B. Gilchrist In the King’s Name George Manville Fenn The Little Minister J. M. Barrie Somehow Good William de […]
to persuade by flattery or promises; wheedle; coax. Contemporary Examples Jerry Brown’s Budget Disaster Joe Mathews June 18, 2011 American Psychos Jessi Klein February 5, 2009 Back Home, Service Dogs Sleep in Beds—and Sniff the Sofa for Mines Sandra McElwaine September 22, 2012 The Naked and Famous, New Zealand’s Synthpop Quintet, Is Here to Make […]