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Definition of "cajoling" [cajoling]

  • Present participle of cajole. (verb)

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Use "cajoling" in a sentence
  • "'He laughed and coaxed -- what I calls cajoling -- did Mr. Griff, to get a latch-key; but we knows our dooty too well for that, and Mr.. Winslow had made us faithfully promise, when Master Clarence first came to us, that he should never have a latch-key, -- Mr. Clarence, as had only been five times later than eleven o'clock, and then he was going to dine with Mr. Castleford, or to the theayter, and spoke about it beforehand."
  • "And whatever he thinks he means by "cajoling" in that sentence, it's not what the word means."
  • "My kids are not so resolutely sweet-toothed as I was at their age, so with the right kind of cajoling and suggestions, Ihave an outside chance of getting aremarkably well-balanced meal cooked for me."