wheedling

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  • (verb): Present participle of wheedle.

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  • (noun): the act of urging by means of teasing or flattery

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  • "If you have a good plan, if you can prove that it will work, what is the necessity for 'wheedling' anybody?

  • And they enslaved you over again — but not frankly, as the true, noble men would do with weight of their own right arms, but secretly, by spidery machinations and by wheedling and cajolery and lies.

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  • But it's not just that Friedman is a little late to this realization, it's his tone of neo-Victorian moral condescension, that wheedling, whining schoolmarm-on-a-laptop tone of his that drives me beserko.

  • I tried to study her face for some trace of the winning girl I'd known, but there was nothing left in either her drained appearance or her wheedling manner.

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