Usage examples for wheedle

  1. He had thought that he came to wheedle and beg, and Mr. Carter detested having favors asked of him. – Paul and the Printing Press by Sara Ware Bassett
  2. Her Grace was in the shop the matter of a full hour and a half, trying to wheedle me out of a sight of this rare piece; and I, pretending not to know what her Grace would be after, but showing her thing after thing, to put it out of her head. – Marriage by Susan Edmonstone Ferrier
  3. I tried to wheedle him. – Set in Silver by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  4. She had spent unlimited time with decorators, had studied and rejected innumerable water- color sketches of interiors, had haunted auction rooms and bid recklessly on things she felt at the moment she could not do without, later on to have to wheedle Leslie into straightening her bank balance. – The Breaking Point by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  5. Elsie presumed on her enormous experience of three months on the reservation, and gave Parker many valuable hints of how to wheedle the Tetongs in personal contact. – The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop by Hamlin Garland
  6. He can at best cheat or bribe; while a woman can do all three, and in addition can wheedle and weep and, at need, even faint. – By Wit of Woman by Arthur W. Marchmont
  7. The grocer proceeded to wheedle more news out of the village information bureau. – A Canadian Bankclerk by J. P. Buschlen
  8. The preacher, however, would not take no for an answer, and tried to wheedle the Corporal, who at last told him very decidedly that his father had played that viol in the church at Fitzdenys for forty years, and he himself at Ashacombe for near seven years more, and that he would be hanged if it should ever enter a chapel so long as he was alive. – The Drummer's Coat by J. W. Fortescue
  9. Hist, let me see if I cannot wheedle him a little. – The Blunderer by Moliere
  10. " Well, not wheedle exactly, but what would be wheedling in some other girl- in me," said Charmian, offering herself up. – The Coast of Bohemia by William Dean Howells
  11. I'll do exactly as you say about everything if you will help me wheedle Aunt Ollie into letting me have the money." – A Daughter of the Land by Gene Stratton-Porter
  12. She wants to wheedle me into seeing her. – Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  13. Miss Bridgie has been fretting over that old habit for a couple of years, and trying to wheedle a new one out of the Major, but it's Miss Joan that can twist him round her little finger when she takes the work in hand! – Pixie O'Shaughnessy by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  14. Collingwood had, when he desired to wheedle not only a child's persistency but a child's alluringness. – The Locusts' Years by Mary Helen Fee
  15. Regina apparently knew how to wheedle her mother, for next day she brought a note to school. – Loyal to the School by Angela Brazil
  16. The means he invented to wheedle the generous, but methodical, executor out of these appropriations afforded Field more genuine pleasure than the success that attended them. – Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And Contradictions by Slason Thompson
  17. We'll give you our subscriptions back in the house, if you'll act treasurer and wheedle Antonio. – The Jolliest School of All by Angela Brazil
  18. The Chief began to wheedle – The Kenzie Report by Mark Clifton
  19. I will not join in council nor in act With him: he has deceived and wronged me once, And now he cannot wheedle me with words. – The Story of Troy by Michael Clarke
  20. No more shalt thou wheedle for them when they borrow, or bully for them when they pay! – Antonina by Wilkie Collins