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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv coaxingly in a cajoling manner "`Come here,' she said coaxingly"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Coaxingly In a coaxing manner; by coaxing.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • coaxingly In a coaxing manner.
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  • Mark Twain
    “A habit cannot be tossed out the window; it must be coaxed down the stairs a step at a time.”
  • Mark Twain
    “Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.”
  • Oliver Goldsmith
    “Life at the greatest and best is but a froward child, that must be humored and coaxed a little till it falls asleep, and then all the care is over.”
  • E. S. Kinnear
    E. S. Kinnear
    “If you cannot make money on one dollar, if you do not coax one dollar to work hard for you, you won't know how to make money out of one hundred thousand dollars.”
  • Orison Swett Marden
    “Success is the child of drudgery and perseverance. It cannot be coaxed or bribed; pay the price and it is yours.”


In literature:

Coax him to get it for you.
"Thirty Indian Legends" by Margaret Bemister
They seem to grow better here than I could ever coax them to do in the front yard.
"Amateur Gardencraft" by Eben E. Rexford
She moved a few inches away; he followed, still coaxing.
"In Nesting Time" by Olive Thorne Miller
Let's get away before the girls coax it out of us.
"Frank Merriwell's Son" by Burt L. Standish
Now she won't coax to go away to some big school where Ah can't see her for six months.
"Polly and Eleanor" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
He was very fond of coaxing others to do things that he himself would never have done.
"Princess Polly At Play" by Amy Brooks
Do you coax 'em into the lazarette.
"Blackbeard: Buccaneer" by Ralph D. Paine
Me, that you coaxed so to come?
"Little Grandfather" by Sophie May
In the vestibule below was a letter-box into which no letter would go, and an electric button from which no mortal finger could coax a ring.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
His driver, finding that coaxing would not induce him to start, slacked the chain, gave it a quick, strong jerk, and started him.
"Detailed Minutiae of Soldier life in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865" by Carlton McCarthy
But I know very well what he will do; he will coax you all back within a week.
"Duffels" by Edward Eggleston
They may be goaded to death, but will not yield, and coaxing has a like effect.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
When he seemed not to have noticed her sign, "Come," she said coaxingly.
"The Kingdom Round the Corner" by Coningsby Dawson
You must coax your prettiest, Sis.
"Chicken Little Jane on the Big John" by Lily Munsell Ritchie
Took me a whole month to get the creak out of my bones after the last time you coaxed me to change places.
"Motor Boat Boys Down the Coast" by Louis Arundel
He limped and coaxed and sweated for two hours.
"Boys' Book of Frontier Fighters" by Edwin L. Sabin
In fact, she has gone to her now, and she wants to coax you into the plan.
"Dolly's College Experiences" by Mabel Cronise Jones
I coaxed the women to come.
"Prisoners of Poverty" by Helen Campbell
I was soon coaxing the smith to make me a steel trap, which he did.
"Fifty Years a Hunter and Trapper" by Eldred Nathaniel Woodcock
I did think of letting you coax him round: but that would be cowardly, wouldn't it?
"Of High Descent" by George Manville Fenn

In poetry:

Then all the happy children
Did call, and coax, and cry—
Each to his own mud-sparrow:
"Fly, as I bid you! Fly!"
"A Jewish Legend" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
When times are good, and labor dear
We coax the British workman here,
And should he shrink to cross the drink,
We tell him he has naught to fear.
"The Canadian Way" by Abner Cosens
"Pretty Dodo, speak thy lesson,"
Coaxed Pedrillo—"thief and traitor"—
"Thief and traitor"—croaked the parrot,
"Is the yellow-skirted Rabbi."
"Don Pedrillo" by Emma Lazarus
She strove with them, and fearfully ran
Stairward with one low scream:
'Nay — coax her,' said the madhouse man,
'With some old household theme.'
"The Satin Shoes" by Thomas Hardy
Then the breeze, since it knows no malice,
And the sun that detesteth strife,
And the dew whose abode is the chalice,
Would have coaxed back the lily to life.
"A Snow-White Lily" by Alfred Austin
"Put on thy golden girdle with the mighty emerald clasp
And thy lotus broidered robe. Braid thy hair all cunningly,
And wear the winged head-dress with the turquois jewelled asp--
Then come and coax him from his gloom.--Thou only canst," said he.
"In Egypt" by Virna Sheard

In news:

Cricketeer Owen Steffen attempts to coax his cricket out of the ring in the fastest time, without having his competitor croak prematurely, during the Morgan County Fair Cricket Races held in Brush on Wednesday, August 8.
Gone could be the ritualistic banging of bottles on countertops, shaking jars like edible maracas or coaxing a just-too-short utensil through a container's unforgiving opening.
But now researchers have coaxed a microbe to build itself with arsenic in the place of phosphorus, an unprecedented substitution of one of the six essential ingredients of life.
Catherine on Route 46, as Solomon hangs from the door coaxing new passengers.
Levitating magnet coaxes nuclear fusion .
Nanotechnology is the science of coaxing unique properties and benefits from matter less than 100 nanometers.
Ronnie Sparks would have enjoyed Richlands' volleyball match with Tazewell on Tuesday night more if he wasn't on the sidelines trying to coax his Lady Blues to victory.
Joan Gittings coaxes their chickens and rooster into the portable chicken coop as her husband, Joe, prepares to move the coop with his 1955 Farmall Cub tractor.
Step Into My Parlor, Coaxes This Pitcher Plant .
Step Into My Parlor, Coaxes This Pitcher Plant.
The ones I often have to disturb to rouse from their afternoon siesta and coax from their warm, plush dog beds when I come home at lunchtime to let out.
LOS ANGELES — If you coax Channing Tatum, he will admit he has had his fair share of fistfights.
Emanating from the softly upholstered furniture, the richly colored linens, the modern-exotic lighting, and the casual seating, the vibe coaxes patrons to relax, to share, to open up — even with strangers.
FUNHOUSE coaxes a renowned UA prof out of retirement to craft a dance for "Dancing by Moonlight".
Free sterilizations still not enough to coax people to fix their pets.

In science:

It may be possible to coax extra SNR (as much as 40%) from the observations by switching to one of the other modes but if the observation is not prepared carefully the data could prove useless.
On the use of electron-multiplying CCDs for astronomical spectroscopy
In particular, it is not clear how to coax it into computing the loop generating function L2(z ).
Three lectures on free probability
We expect that the electrostatic coupling between the antenna and the nanotube segment itself is much too small to actuate the CNT, which was confirmed by a lack of response of the CNT quantum dot to a d.c. voltage applied to the coax.
Probing the charge of a quantum dot with a nanomechanical resonator
The inner and outer coax is copper and the air side waveguide is aluminum.
Lifetime Testing 700 MHz RF Windows for the Accelerator Production of Tritium Program
During the high power accep tance tes t ing the ou ter coax ia l surface temperatures of the windows are compared to this data as a tool to indicate any problems.
Lifetime Testing 700 MHz RF Windows for the Accelerator Production of Tritium Program
Many thanks go to Jon Jenkins at SETI Institute for the great improvement he coaxed out of this paper with his patience and thorough refereeing. I would like to thank the Danish Natural Sciences Research Council for financial support.
A rigorous comparison of different planet detection algorithms
In addition, coaxing air away from the rear tyres, and injecting high speed airflow into the region of flow separation behind the car, both contribute to reducing drag.
Explanation and discovery in aerodynamics
The design calls for an SDST X-Band transponder, operating at 15 W; X-Band SSPA; a 0.5 m HGA; two X-Band LGAs pointed opposite each other; a duplexer; two switches; and coax cabling – the standard options of present day spacecraft design.
Science, Technology and Mission Design for the Laser Astrometric Test Of Relativity
Why fuss over quantum chromodynamics? Why not simply leave a true theory alone, except perhaps to derive it from some underlying physics beyond the standard model? The Large Hadron Collider, of course, plans to put QCD to work in coaxing new states out of virtuality and into plain sight.
Review of Theoretical Status: the Long and Short of High Energy Jets
Figure 1: Experiment to test the prediction of superluminal pulse propagation of Cooper pairs in a coax cable with a superconducting (SC) core. A pulse generator induces pulses of charge inside a capacitor at point A.
Test of the superluminality of supercurrents induced by a local electric field in a superconducting-core coaxial cable
One plate of the capacitor is a normal metal (copper (Cu) in orange); the other plate is a SC (tin (Sn) in blue) and is connected to the SC core (in blue) of a coax cable.
Test of the superluminality of supercurrents induced by a local electric field in a superconducting-core coaxial cable
The outer conductor of the coax is also made out a normal metal such as copper (in orange).
Test of the superluminality of supercurrents induced by a local electric field in a superconducting-core coaxial cable
One may also wish to use two parallel SC-core coax cables connected in parallel to the input and output capacitor configurations.
Test of the superluminality of supercurrents induced by a local electric field in a superconducting-core coaxial cable
Each rf coil is driven by a twisted pair of superconducting leads (Cu clad NbTi wire with a single 33 µm diameter core) The twisted pair for the axial coils is connected to a semirigid coax line (2.16 mm OD Cu ) which passes through the Cu mating block at the top of the cell.
Bose-Einstein Condensation of Atomic Hydrogen
The semirigid coax cables which deliver the rf power to the cell are composite units that optimize the compromise between low thermal conductivity and high electrical conductivity.
Bose-Einstein Condensation of Atomic Hydrogen