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  • v. Present participle of wheedle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or art of coaxing, cajoling, or deluding by flattery.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. 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?

    A Daughter of the Land

  • 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.

    Chapter 38

  • On any one else, this might be “wheedling.” datingjesus

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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.

    Robert Teitelman: Thomas Friedman Discovers Reinvention Again

  • 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.


  • The guttural voice became desperate and wheedling.

    Brush of Darkness

  • Finally, after some wheedling, she consented to a shish taouk sandwich.

    Day of Honey

  • And Barratt successfully shows that under the mayor's wheedling sycophancy lurks a monster who dispatches his enemies to a torture chamber with an ominously naked bulb.

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  • Isabella tried a softer approach, wheedling like a turkey whisperer.

    At Hidden Falls

  • There was no such luck for poor Fox in spite of Geraldo's wheedling and prodding.

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