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Word Example of - blandishment

    Example Sentences for blandishment

    At first he used his arts of blandishment and honeyed words in order to lure Savonarola to Rome.

    Not to be moved by blandishment or argument from this position.

    They are at the city feast, where all is blandishment and turtle;—they are at the coroner's inquest upon a street-starved pauper.

    To this blandishment they were never averse or inaccessible, and Gerald inherited the trait in all its strength.

    And another is the blandishment and trickery of the steamship agent.

    Yet finally these yielded to blandishment and overture, and signed, on October 28, a treaty at Medicine Lodge.

    It was his belief in the absolute newness of blandishment to Elfride which had constituted her primary charm.

    I must use every kind of blandishment to convince myself that my life and my work are worth while.

    Mrs. Molineux was proof against this blandishment, and Bella had to go.

    But the child continued to screech, and there was neither threat nor blandishment used to still the cries.

Word Origin & History of - blandishment

    Word Origin & History

    blandishment "flattering speech," 1590s, from blandish + -ment. Sense of "attraction, allurement" (often blandishments) is from 1590s.

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