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  • n  the act of urging by means of teasing or flattery
  • v  influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering

  • Now there is an unseemly tug-of-war in Washington, with State Department officials wheedling Treasury counterparts to let up, just a bit, on their international campaign against .
  • An honorable weepie uses none of these wheedling devices.
  • Publicity is the peddler's art, whose colors are rouge and noir, whose techniques are wheedling, pleading, trading and if the press agent is Sidney Falco lying .
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  • Chan Lowe: Charlie Crist's big tease
    Poor old Nan Rich must lie awake nights, pounding her fist into her pillow. Life just isn’t fair. She fights the good fight, stumps the state, humbles herself wheedling and cajoling pennies out of reluctant donors — and yet, the lone declared Democrat in the Florida gubernatorial race can’t get any traction.        
    Oct. 17, 2013 - Sun-Sentinel

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