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Research would have helped as well: I might have tried to wheedle some industrial-grade chemical pacification from a psychologist.
They charge us to the hilt when we go fractionally overdrawn and they introduce all manner of "service" charges to wheedle the last penny from consumers.
Words like bravery and y heroism should not be allowed to wheedle their way into to sport's lexicon unchallenged.
The Big Six power companies will no longer be able to wheedle out of their obligations to the communities they serve.
True, much work still remained to wheedle out an obdurate Australian side.
2 : to gain or get by coaxing or flattering <He's trying to wheedle money out of them.
The McCain folks, however, weren't about to grant amnesty to the departing Bettencourt They released e-mails to The Associated Press in which the state rep apparently tried to wheedle a paying job out of the campaign, He wrote to a McCain staffer that Romney campaign was "on the hunt for conservatives" and had offered him a paid position.
Strong rumour has it that Paul Nicholls was pencilled in for the role but managed skilfully to wheedle his way out of it to pave the way for Chapman's long-overdue public humiliation.
We'd never wheedle our way to equality, or party our way to equality, or buy our way to equality.
Volume 2 portrays a secretary of state who clearly arrived with no new ideas - and no idea of how to wheedle or pressure either side into making any of the compromises needed to stimulate the dangerously moribund peace effort.
Former developer Angelides, to keep up, must wheedle money from every special interest between here and the border.