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kuh johl

  • v  influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering

  • The jury was in a deadlock, but after some cajoling from Beth, they agreed that the defendant was guilty.
  • Neither cajoling nor threat could make Harris give up the his cause for the passive smokers.
  • She didn't want to be the opener but the captain cajoled her into the openers slot.
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  • What to do with a preschooler who won't stay in bed
    Adam Mansbach's new children's book for adults, Go the F**k to Sleep has generated a lot of buzz since coming out in June, resonating powerfully with almost everyone with kids who has read it. It describes the frustration and angst many parents experience while trying to convince, cajole, bribe or threaten their young child to go to bed at an ...        
    June 6, 2013 - Boston Globe

  • Charles Schumer in International Herald Tribune
    These companies call surviving relatives, often shortly after the death of a loved one, to coax or cajole them into making payments on the deceased relative's credit card,Schumer said in a letter sent to Leibowitz on Wednesday. "To say the...
  • John Sentamu in Episcopal-Life
    At best, [Mbeki] has been ineffectual in his efforts to advise, cajole and persuade Robert Mugabe to reverse his unjust and brutal regime,Sentamu wrote. "At worst, Mbeki is complicit in his failing to lead the charge against a neighbor who...
  • Dalton McGuinty in
    We have some time and we'll do whatever we can to : prod, provoke, cajole, encourage - whatever we might - to get the federal government to come to the table,McGuinty said.

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