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1engatusarcamelar coloquialI let myself be cajoled into going — me dejé engatusar y fui
- They begged and cajoled her with folded hands to take charge.
- If you're like me, you've gotten many e-mail messages lately cajoling you to buy anti-virus software.
- Elsewhere, it may be acceptable for shop assistants to flatter and cajole you into buying anything, irrespective of whether it suits you.
- I will not plead, threaten, or cajole anyone into voting for me.
- Housing associations and the government use many misleading arguments to persuade and cajole council tenants into agreeing to stock transfers.
- Whatever the philosophical ideal, in the real world we are bombarded by corporate messages cajoling us and our children to consume and borrow.
- So buy my stuff and cajole your friends into mindless purchasing.
- The vocalist even went to the extent of sweetly pleading and cajoling the crowd to get into the groove, before he let the music and the performance do all the talking.
- Unlike some people I know who simply spent the day off mallhopping, I was cajoled into going to school to help out my mom for five hours.
- The theater manager does not chide, warn or cajole us into good behavior.
- And rather than cajoling audiences with fear and prejudice, it provokes them into reflection and debate.
- In contrast, I didn't have to cajole her to climb in the Caves, nor did I merely watch her.
- If it had wheels, it is the sort of vehicle you would cruise around town in on a Saturday night with the stereo blasting and your mates cajoling the girls on the pavement.
- Recovered from the illness that floored him last week, he was back marshalling and cajoling the men in front of him, and must have wondered what he had returned to.
- Usually I can cajole him into cereal, toast or a banana, but this morning - nothing.
- Despite the fact he was only thirteen, it seemed the young prince was already a Casanova in the making, an expert at coaxing and cajoling girls.
- By appealing directly to a possible abductor to think about their own future beyond the next few hours to the days and weeks to come they hope to cajole him to redress what he has done.
- Average taxpayers, after all, don't spend much time lobbying and cajoling politicians in the often distant state capital.
- So supporting the prior service pack is fair and rational, and cajoling people into at least installing it is reasonable.
- One day he has had enough; the next day he is cajoled to stay on.
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