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 Meanings and Examples of COAX
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coax
 v.  persuade or try to persuade by pleading or flattery; move to or adjust toward a desired end
Classic Sentence: (36 in 3 pages)
1  If she could only coax Rhett into marrying her, all would be perfect.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
2  "You know I can coax the water to boil in five minutes," Selden continued, speaking as though she were a troubled child.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 12
3  He did not coax her to like him.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
4  From this deficiency of nourishment resulted an abuse, which pressed hardly on the younger pupils: whenever the famished great girls had an opportunity, they would coax or menace the little ones out of their portion.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
5  The little monkey had crept by the skylight of one garret, along the roof, into the skylight of the other, and it was with the utmost difficulty I could coax her out again.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
6  I tried all I could to coax Elsie away.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. THE ADVENTURE OF THE DANCING MEN
7  Her only struggle was in coaxing Kennicott not to spend all his time with the tourists from the ten thousand other Gopher Prairies.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
8  She was always coaxing brother to go to the post-office.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 4. The Pioneer Woman's Story: III
9  They were continually bending in coaxing postures over the guns.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 6
10  Regardless of the vindictive threats of the bullets, he went about coaxing, berating, and bedamning.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 19
11  She could not understand how such a surly man could make such a coaxing sound.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
12  Then he went to work on the nigger, coaxing him and petting him, and asking him if he'd been imagining he saw something again.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI.
13  No coaxing, no sugar, no lullaby, no story, even the light was put out and only the red glow of the fire enlivened the 'big dark' which Demi regarded with curiosity rather than fear.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-EIGHT
14  And so, by dint of alternate coaxing and commanding, he contrived to get them all once more enclosed in their separate dormitories.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
15  I had to do a good bit of coaxing, with him too.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 16
Example Sentence:
1  He could coax tears and laughter from his audience.
2  We watched the bear coax its cubs to enter the water.
3  Perhaps you could coax your father into taking you to the station.
4  Whenever the famished great girls had an opportunity, they would coax or menace the little ones out of their portion.
5  She was terribly frightened all the time at the thought that it might be hungry, in which case it would be very likely to eat her up in spite of all her coaxing.
6  "Poor little thing!" said Alice, in a coaxing tone, and she tried hard to whistle to it.
7  All Lois's coaxing and urging was inefficacious: Clark still refused to join her and Superman for dinner.
8  The last time the two men saw each other was on March 11, 2005. Berthia, then 22, went to the bridge planning to kill himself. He changed his mind after Briggs spent over an hour gently coaxing him off a ledge.
9  Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step a time.
10  She coaxed her son into going to school.
11  He coaxed his daughter to take her medicine.