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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.
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".
1 : to get (someone) to think or act a certain way by flattering : coax <"You're such a good cook, you make dinner," she wheedled.
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.
That slippery old devil Steve Hansen wheedled himself into a win-win situation yesterday.
But when Stein - who was regarded as the embodiment of all that was right and proper about the Scottish way of life - left Celtic, the pervert wheedled his way back in.
Instead he had to put up with having his seat rocked about while the aforementioned toddler whined and wheedled.
Nancy hit the headlines in the Chronicle when she told how motor-mad Andrew Gough wheedled his way into his long lost grandmother's life and borrowed the money for a down payment on the flash sports car.