wheedle

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I wheedled it out of your excellent editor; called on him at dead of night, when I occasionally go afield like other ghosts, and wept it out of him in five minutes.
DAVID CAMERON, having wheedled, cajoled and threatened to try to get his way on the vote for Britain to add to the chaos in Syria, is now desperately resorting to name calling.
However, proof that the money is being wheedled out under false pretences must make us all think.
No one wants to be bullied, wheedled or manipulated.
He has paid his dues and not wheedled any unearned money from our system.
The Vatican wheedled when it could have healed, deflected when it could have taken a punch squarely, and ultimately failed to put behind it the greatest calamity to face the church in centuries.
Mine have got a bit happier since I deftly wheedled my way around the internet and bought some rather natty Christmas presents to surprise and delight come the big day.
Jailing him for 16 months, Judge William George said: "It seems to me this theft is a one-off from the home of an old lady who thought she had a bond with you and you wheedled into her confidence and abused it.
Jailing him for 16 months, Judge William George said he had stolen "from the home of an old lady who thought she had a bond with you and you wheedled into her confidence and abused it".
He systematically wheedled his way into the confidence of other families.
But two of the cons wheedled financial details out of people ringing the CAB in Oxford - then fleeced them.