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Sample sentences for the GRE study word coax

coax can be used as a verb
coax can be used as a noun

1.No need to advise, urge, watch, inspire, coax and cajole him to keep him at it. - from How to Analyze People on Sight by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
2.His mother went to him, took him on her lap, hushed him up, and began to coax him. - from The Best American Humorous Short Stories by Various
3."They coax me as if I were Vaska the cat" said Denisov jokingly. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
4.Even now he sometimes starts out of his sleep in a sudden way and awakes all trembling until I can coax him back to his usual placidity. - from Dracula by Bram Stoker
5.I would subscribe ten dollars, but I would not speak a mill." So poor Isaacs went his way, sadly, to coax Auchmuty to speak, and Delafield. - from The Best American Humorous Short Stories by Various
6.Charlie followed, to coax and console her, and, of course, got into her again. - from The Romance of Lust by Anonymous
7.Don't you think I had better take advantage of the confession, and begin and coax and entreat--even cry and be sulky if necessary--for the sake of a mere essay of my power. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
8.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. - from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
9.They shake out the threepenny bits and sixpences and coax out the pennies with the blade of a knife. - from Ulysses by James Joyce

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