cajolery

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cajolery flattery intended to persuade
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cajolery A wheedling to delude; words used in cajoling; flattery. "Infamous cajoleries ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cajolery The act of cajoling; coaxing language or tricks; delusive wheedling.
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Usage

In literature:

That was demanded; ever offered in cajolery to encourage my pistol practice.
"Desert Dust" by Edwin L. Sabin
Then, abruptly, the expression of her face changed to one of alarm, mingled with cajolery.
"Making People Happy" by Thompson Buchanan
Ranny had ways, soft words, cajoleries, caresses that charmed her in her secret desolation.
"The Combined Maze" by May Sinclair
Mrs. Lloyd Avalons took refuge in cajolery.
"The Dominant Strain" by Anna Chapin Ray
However, as I am not stupid, thanks to determination, cajolery and coquetry, I succeeded in getting a second husband.
"A Romance of the West Indies" by Eugène Sue
She is merry like no one else, and witty, and full of cajoleries, like a child.
"Tante" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
That gave him pause, but in the end she had her way after some cajolery and a few loud threats.
"The Monk of Hambleton" by Armstrong Livingston
Quit when you like and make it up with cajolery was a motto that Elliott had found very useful.
"The Camerons of Highboro" by Beth B. Gilchrist
Coaxing and cajolery were tried to no purpose.
"The Boy Slaves" by Mayne Reid
But even these were easier to bear than the little playful cajoleries of Mrs. Ricketts on his supposed successes.
"The Daltons, Volume II (of II) Or,Three Roads In Life" by Charles James Lever
He had used threats, cajolery and even occasional money prizes to obtain this result.
"The Frontier Boys in the Sierras" by Wyn Roosevelt
The child denied that he had taken it, and Monsieur Sariette had recourse to cajolery.
"The Revolt of the Angels" by Anatole France
I would call them charming but for the fear that my candour might be mistaken for cajolery, which my soul abhorreth.
"Windyridge" by W. Riley
And when the clergyman remained obdurate to all his subtlest questions and cajoleries and indisputable logic, the Judge lost his temper.
"Thirty" by Howard Vincent O'Brien
Our most tactful cajolery she met with suspicion and disdain, if not with open ridicule.
"Sigurd Our Golden Collie and Other Comrades of the Road" by Katharine Lee Bates
Neither storm nor sunshine, neither wrath nor cajolery, had won him securely.
"The Great Miss Driver" by Anthony Hope
It is a mixture of terrorism and cajolery.
"The Death-Blow to Spiritualism" by Reuben Briggs Davenport
It is inconceivable how many little cajoleries, and what winning smiles, are employed to ease a troubled conscience.
"The Mysteries of Paris, Volume 2 of 6" by Eugène Sue
All her life, strength had been her idol, and the weakness that bent to her cajolery her scorn.
"The Little Minister" by J. M. Barrie
In the nursery, we do not correct the young by flattery and cajolery.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 368, June 1846" by Various
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In poetry:

Says never: 'I am well at ease,
My sneers upon the weak I shed:
The strong have my cajoleries:
And those beneath my feet I tread.'
"Lines To A Friend Visiting America" by George Meredith

In news:

The excruciatingly slim victory for President Clinton's budget package in the House of Representatives on Thursday was fabricated from equal parts of flattery, cajolery and promises of sweetmeats to come.
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