Then patting' Rose on the head with her little hand said coaxingly, "Be good to-to-the baby, and I'll soon be back."
“Now tell me what they said about the doctor,” she said coaxingly.
"And it may be possible to speak in a reasonable manner to me," said Goethe, coaxingly.
“Give the bacon to the cat and put back the egg in the nest,” he said coaxingly.
"We do on de plant-walt, an' see de hosseys an' bow-wows," she said coaxingly.
“Well, tell it to me, then,” replied Mrs. Meadows coaxingly.
"Now, my good lady," he said coaxingly, in a clumsy effort to be amiable.
"Come on, Fluff," she said coaxingly, grasping the plume-like mane.
She came close to me—half timidly yet coaxingly she threw one arm about my neck—her bosom heaved quickly.
"You don't want to go down there again to-day," said Rufus coaxingly.
1580s, originally in slang phrase to make a coax of, from earlier noun coax, cox, cokes "a fool, ninny, simpleton" (1560s); modern spelling is 1706. Origin obscure, perhaps related to cock (n.1). Related: Coaxed; coaxing.