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blandish

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v blandish praise somewhat dishonestly
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Blandish To flatter with kind words or affectionate actions; to caress; to cajole.
    • Blandish To make agreeable and enticing. "Mustering all her wiles,
      With blandished parleys."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • blandish To flatter; caress; coax or cajole with complaisant speech or caressing act.
    • blandish To render pleasing, alluring, or enticing.
    • blandish To offer or bestow blandly or caressingly: as, to blandish words or favors.
    • blandish To assume a caressing or blandishing manner.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Blandish bland′ish to flatter and coax, to cajole
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. blaundisen, F. blandir, fr. L. blandiri, fr. blandus, mild, flattering
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. blandir, blandiss-, from L. blandīri.

Usage

In literature:

The Colonel must keep a sharp look out for Mr. Reed, and turn a deaf ear to his blandishments, when he arrives.
"Nuts for Future Historians to Crack" by Various
The blandishments of Florentine society might have led captive a sterner soul than that of the Senator.
"The Dodge Club" by James De Mille
These blandishments produced a great effect.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
She will see that the blandishments, without the possessions of life, must fade and die.
"Alonzo and Melissa" by Daniel Jackson, Jr.
She had, for instance, a command of blandishments which to her elder were a closed book.
"Too Old for Dolls" by Anthony Mario Ludovici
May he not waste the hours in the blandishments of lying courtiers, or the honeyed falsehoods of a mistress?
"If, Yes and Perhaps" by Edward Everett Hale
It would be quite funny if he tries any blandishments on us, wouldn't it?
"The Dark Star" by Robert W. Chambers
She will listen to no blandishments from any one whom she doesn't take a fancy to.
"A Bookful of Girls" by Anna Fuller
The world, with all its blandishments, cannot give it.
"The Words of Jesus" by John R. Macduff
The blandishments of life had taken too deep root in her soul for her to cast them forth as he had done.
"When Dreams Come True" by Ritter Brown
Weed tried hard to bring the Duke of Newcastle over to Mr. Seward; but the Duke seems perfectly unmoved by the blandishments, etc.
"Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862" by Adam Gurowski
All her blandishments were exerted to obtain a commanding influence over his mind.
"Henry IV, Makers of History" by John S. C. Abbott
But her blandishments were quite lost upon our hero.
"The Twins of Suffering Creek" by Ridgwell Cullum
Mr. Zachary Smith resisted the blandishments of "cut-throat" euchre.
"The Hound From The North" by Ridgwell Cullum
He blandished Miss Letitia.
"The Shepherd of the North" by Richard Aumerle Maher
To the blandishments of the Consulate, the Czar gave a hearty response.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
He knew that her loyalty could not be shaken by the blandishments of any man on earth.
"Stories by American Authors, Volume 10" by Various
Evan thought he knew a coquette when he saw one; their blandishments were not such as hers.
"The Deaves Affair" by Hulbert Footner
Yet the strongest of men, Samson, fell through the blandishments of a woman.
"A Mad Love" by Bertha M. Clay
No wonder Eugene succumbed to her blandishments.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
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In poetry:

"I rue it! . . . His guileless forerunners,
Whose brains I could blandish,
To measure the deeps of my mysteries
Applied them in vain.
"The Mother Mourns." by Thomas Hardy
Friendship follows nature's diction,
Shuns the blandishments of art,
Boldly severs truth from fiction,
Speaks the language of the heart.
"Friendship" by Anonymous Americas
``You will have drained all that the world can give,
All boons and blandishments of Love Profane,
Success and homage, for which sane men live,
And all the rest is vain.''
"Sacred And Profane Love" by Alfred Austin
Poor girl! let thy tears through thy blandishments break,
Nor strive to restrain them within;
For mine would I mingle with those on thy cheek,
Nor think that such sorrow were sin.
"Stanzas" by Thomas Gent
I must go down to the shops again, for the call of Christmastide
Is a stern call and a hard call that may not be denied.
And all I ask is a fair choice at reasonable prices
And a hard heart for bland blokes with blandishing devices.
"Yule Fever (With apologies to the King's Minstrel)" by C J Dennis
He warned her 'gainst seductive youths in scarlet clad and gold,
As much as 'gainst the blandishments paternal of the old;
But kept his gravest warnings for (hereby the ditty hangs)
That snowy-haired Lothario, Lieutenant-General Bangs.
"A Code of Morals" by Rudyard Kipling