Then patting' Rose on the head with her little hand said coaxingly, "Be good to-to-the baby, and I'll soon be back."
"Come on, Fluff," she said coaxingly, grasping the plume-like mane.
"And it may be possible to speak in a reasonable manner to me," said Goethe, coaxingly.
"You don't want to go down there again to-day," said Rufus coaxingly.
"We do on de plant-walt, an' see de hosseys an' bow-wows," she said coaxingly.
Her mistress called to her coaxingly as she ran toward the enclosure.
"Now, my good lady," he said coaxingly, in a clumsy effort to be amiable.
“Now tell me what they said about the doctor,” she said coaxingly.
She came close to me—half timidly yet coaxingly she threw one arm about my neck—her bosom heaved quickly.
“Give the bacon to the cat and put back the egg in the nest,” he said 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.