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Specifically, during its acquisitions of several companies during the Class Period, Broadcom cajoled these companies to obtain customer commitments to buy products in exchange for warrants.
He had intended to quit rugby until Currie coach Graham Hogg cajoled him into changing his mind.
Here, in the Doncaster Cup, Quinn kidded, cajoled and humoured Millenary until he had him running as sweet as a nut, and then had the balls to wait, and wait, and wait a bit more before producing him nail-bitingly late.
Schwarzenegger at once cajoled and threatened lawmakers in order to get his way - taking pictures with them and smoking cigars under his courtyard tent, even while threatening to unseat those who stood in his way or circumvent the Legislature completely through the ballot box.
While they leapt and dragged and boomeranged at each other, Matteson and Gonzales explained, cajoled, and counted under their breath.
Coyne cajoled the audience into voice via a nun puppet, played a keyboard that produced animal noises and was having so much fun he couldn't stop laughing during their seminal hit, She Don't Use Jelly.
50 Southwell)Returned from the wilderness under a fine ride from Simon Whitworth at Lingfield eight days ago and Mick Ryan's old stager could be cajoled to repeat the act.
Governors from George Deukmejian in the 1980s and Pete Wilson and Gray Davis in the '90s to Arnold Schwarzenegger have begged, cajoled, sued and threatened the federal government while trying to get some kind of reimbursement for federal border failures, since about one-third of illegal immigrants end up in California.
The highlight came during Oh My God where even non-fans passing by the stage were cajoled into singing the catchy chorus
When Terrell Owens begged and cajoled his way to the Eagles in an offseason trade, it was to add some much-needed explosiveness to an offense that limped through three consecutive NFC title-game losses.
Philip Hobbs was full of praise for McCoy after his inspired ride on Ross Minster, although the injured Richard Johnson will have been restless at home seeing his usual ride cajoled to an unlikely victory by the champion.
When the audience was asked to participate, current ABT principal John Selya was lively and funny as he cajoled two very young audience members onstage and taught them roles for his Carnival of the Animals.