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jawbone

(jô′bōn′)
n.
A bone of the jaw, especially the bone of the lower jaw.
v. jaw·boned, jaw·boning, jaw·bones Slang
v.tr.
To try to influence or pressure through strong persuasion, especially to urge to comply voluntarily.
v.intr.
To urge voluntary compliance with official wishes or guidelines.

jaw′bon′er n.
jaw′bon′ing n.

man·di·ble

(man'di-bĕl) [TA]
A U-shaped bone, forming the lower jaw, articulating by its upturned extremities with the temporal bone on either side.
Synonym(s): jaw bone, mandibula, submaxilla.

jawbone

Unscientific term used to indicate the maxilla or mandible.

man·di·ble

(man'di-bĕl) [TA]
U-shaped bone (in superior view), forming lower jaw, articulating by its upturned extremities with temporal bone on either side.
Synonym(s): jaw bone, lower jaw, mandibulum, submaxilla.
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The failure of moral suasion and the passage of the Fugitive Slave Law ignited Delany's nationalist consciousness.
The IMF "expressed doubt about the effectiveness of moral suasion and interbank market operations in mopping up excess liquidity to slow money growth.
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Other than moral suasion, which is likely to fall on deaf ears, the OECD's only leverage is through trade access.
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If this keeps up, it's going to be very difficult for the United States to exercise its moral suasion in the world," Miller said.
But the library community was hesitant to abandon traditional library services (based on free reading by individuals) in favor of social education (guided reading of mandatory texts), and as a result libraries were not effective vehicles in the state's moral suasion campaigns to ensure that all citizens were fully committed to the war effort.
He commanded the armed forces of the United States, but the moral suasion of the Supreme Court and its place in the government took precedence, notwithstanding the fact that the nine justices had no "troops.
When the leaders of professional societies lose their ethical compass, individual members can exert moral suasion by speaking out.
But the extent to which these norms govern is a choice to be made by political or moral suasion.
To his powers of moral suasion was added a reminder from the theologian that inherent defects of the human will operate inevitably to thwart that ongoing obligation.