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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"Are you so vain, Elizabeth?" 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. It takes something more than words to cajole them to do our will, to cover us with glory.
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.
It cleared her countenance and brought back her smiles and all her persuasive graces and blandishments; but never- theless she was not able to entirely cover up with them the fact that she was in a ghastly fright.
The hostess, her daughter, and the worthy Maritornes listened in bewilderment to the words of the knight-errant; for they understood about as much of them as if he had been talking Greek, though they could perceive they were all meant for expressions of good-will and blandishments; and not being accustomed to this kind of language, they stared at him and wondered to themselves, for he seemed to them a man of a different sort from those they were used to, and thanking him in pothouse phrase for his civility they left him, while the Asturian gave her attention to Sancho, who needed it no less than his master.
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.