Usage examples for coax

  1. 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
  2. If you didn't, she tried to coax you into it, or it into you. – Torchy and Vee by Sewell Ford
  3. Coax Mrs. Stacey to leave you another day. – The Merriweather Girls and the Mystery of the Queen's Fan by Lizette M. Edholm
  4. They would fain coax the people back again to feelings of reverence and love. – Political Pamphlets by George Saintsbury
  5. You should coax him out of it. – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner
  6. And wake, too late, To coax and kiss the man you hate. – Love Letters of a Violinist and Other Poems by Eric Mackay
  7. 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
  8. How are we going to coax her to come in here? –  by
  9. 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
  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. As for the old German, he sat there, saying little, eating less, and smoking a great deal; and Madelon at his side was speechless, only rousing herself later in the evening to coax him into playing once more all her favourite tunes. – My Little Lady by Eleanor Frances Poynter
  12. This expedition is to coax them into our country. – Native-Life-in-South-Africa by Plaatje, Sol (Solomon Tshekisho)
  13. But I insist that I should eat no more now than did be my usual way; and though Mine Own did beg and to coax me, and even to try whether that a naughty and loving anger should do aught to shift me, I not to alter from my deciding, which was based upon my reason and upon my intention that Mine Own should never to go in hunger- danger, whilst that there did be life in my body. – The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson
  14. He would sit beside the piano when she sang, and turn over the leaves for her, or he would coax her to be his partner in a game of whist, and lecture her in his old fashion; but all the time he would be looking at her so kindly that his lectures never troubled her in the least. – Lover or Friend by Rosa Nouchette Carey
  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. 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
  17. 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
  18. They are bound to have it guarded, an' we've got to coax him out somehow. – Hopalong Cassidy by Clarence E. Mulford
  19. 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
  20. 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