Definition of blandishment:
Among ourselves, our government, in its constitution, if not always in its practice, long had a consideration towards the feelings of the people, and often contrived to hide the nature of its exactions by a name of blandishment.- "Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3)", Isaac Disraeli.
- "Black Beetles in Amber", Ambrose Bierce.
Searching for miles in the moonlight, he had, with eye and hand, chosen out patches of this grass, the shortest and thickest he could find, and with a pocket knife, often in pieces of only a few inches, removed the best of it and carried it home, to be fitted on the heap, and with every ministration and blandishment enticed to flourish.- "Malcolm", George MacDonald.