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b lan dish muhnt

  • n  flattery intended to persuade
  • n  the act of urging by means of teasing or flattery

  • Thus far, the Greek clergy have resisted Russian blandishment, and remained loyal to their own church, but Greek Orthodox supporters are bracing for trouble.
  • As for Congress, Nixon does not relish the sweaty rituals of persuasion and blandishment that are necessary to marshal support on the Hillespecially when facing a Democratic .
  • That's what happened to the previous bland blandishment of "Merry Christmas.

  • Edward Zwick in
    Mr Zwick said: "My grandfather always told me that charity was always best done in private, and this notion of a charitable contribution as a blandishment to wear diamonds is the creation of a new trope in our culture, I think it's the charitable...

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