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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 Morgan
The Life of John Marshall (Volume 2 of 4) Albert J. Beveridge
Lachmi Bai Rani of Jhansi Michael White



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