blandish blandish

Definition(s):

  • (v) praise somewhat dishonestly

Usage(s):

  1. The tired detectives blandished the arrogant suspect in the hope of extracting a confession to a crime.
  2. However hard the students blandished the hostel warden, they could not get to see the rock concert.

Quotes

  • James Hadley Chase's novel "No Orchids for Miss Blandish" was published in 1939, but as George Orwell wrote in a censorious essay, it "seems to have enjoyed its greatest popularity in 1940, during the Battle of Britain and the Blitz."
    on Jun 19, 2010 By: George Orwell Source: New York Times

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