Usage examples for coax

  1. You should coax him out of it. – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner
  2. Coax Mrs. Stacey to leave you another day. – The Merriweather Girls and the Mystery of the Queen's Fan by Lizette M. Edholm
  3. He is calling you; and you are dying to be with him, to rush upstairs and coax and kiss him to sleep. – A Country Gentleman and his Family by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
  4. It will be difficult to make him eat, but you must coax him and even pour strong beef- tea or milk down his throat, for if he does not eat he will have no strength to fight the disease. – What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  5. They are bound to have it guarded, an' we've got to coax him out somehow. – Hopalong Cassidy by Clarence E. Mulford
  6. When one of them becomes wearied, and does not wish to proceed, it is exceedingly difficult to coax him onward. – Popular Adventure Tales by Mayne Reid
  7. She went out, and they could hear her laughing with the two children, and trying to coax them toward the door. – The Road to Frontenac by Samuel Merwin
  8. This expedition is to coax them into our country. – Native-Life-in-South-Africa by Plaatje, Sol (Solomon Tshekisho)
  9. But we are going to do just that very thing as soon as I can coax her to set the day. – Heart of Gold by Ruth Alberta Brown
  10. See how patiently his poor wife is trying to coax him not to go out. – Little Ferns For Fanny's Little Friends by Fanny Fern
  11. And wake, too late, To coax and kiss the man you hate. – Love Letters of a Violinist and Other Poems by Eric Mackay
  12. They would fain coax the people back again to feelings of reverence and love. – Political Pamphlets by George Saintsbury
  13. Again and again he brought his mind up to it as you might coax a horse up to a fence; again and again it refused. – The White Wolf and Other Fireside Tales by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  14. Kind of a chap you can't force a step, but you could coax him over a cliff. – The Garden of Eden by Max Brand
  15. " Oh, let us go," and Dotty sprang up; " we can coax and you can tell about the arrangements." – Two Little Women on a Holiday by Carolyn Wells
  16. If you didn't, she tried to coax you into it, or it into you. – Torchy and Vee by Sewell Ford