blandishments


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blandishments

(ˈblændɪʃmənts)
pl n
(rarely singular) flattery intended to coax or cajole
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blandishments

plural noun flattery, compliments, coaxing, fawning, adulation, blarney, wheedling, sweet talk (informal), soft-soap (informal), sycophancy, flannel (Brit. informal), obsequiousness, cajolery, soft words, ingratiation, toadyism, false praise, inveiglement, honeyed words At first Lewis resisted their blandishments.
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blandishments

[ˈblændɪʃmənts] NPLhalagos mpl, lisonjas fpl

blandishments

[ˈblændɪʃmənts] npl (frm) → lusinghe fpl
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inquired Irais with a shocked face, "and had you lent a willing ear to the blandishments of ninety-nine before you reached your final destiny?
Edgewise moved along the oily deck, it operates like a leathern squilgee; and by nameless blandishments, as of magic, allures along with it all impurities.
A woman is anxious to exhibit her form and shape, whether walking, standing, sitting, or even sleeping; even when represented as a picture, she desires most of all to set off the blandishments of her beauty, and thus rob men of their steadfast heart
Those sensitive creatures have no ears for our blandishments.
There he sat; and all he could do --for all my polite arts and blandishments --he would not move a peg, nor say a single word, nor even look at me, nor notice my presence in any the slightest way.
She jerked back at each attempt, uttering a sound very much like a snarl; nor could all the blandishments of the captain, albeit a pleasant, good-looking, and somewhat gallant man, succeed in conquering the shyness of the savage little beauty.
The very circumstance of her hovering round me like a fascinated bird, seemed to transform me into a rigid pillar of stone; her flatteries irritated my scorn, her blandishments confirmed my reserve.
See, brother Conrade, the peril of yielding to the first devices and blandishments of Satan
They trusted to the sign to inveigle foreigners into their lairs, and trusted to their own blandishments to keep them there till they bought something.
But in spite of all their blandishments, my feelings of propriety were exceedingly shocked, for I could but consider them as having overstepped the due limits of female decorum.
No other,' said Mrs Lammle, laughing airily, and, full of affectionate blandishments, opening and closing Georgiana's arms like a pair of compasses, than my little Georgiana Podsnap.
A man who will never more be trapped--whom no blandishments will cajole, whom no threats will frighten; who from tonight on will move forward, and not backward, who will study and understand, who will gird on his sword and take his place in the army of his comrades and brothers.