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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GOADED

On the contrary, it goaded him on, and he finished by unburthening his mind in a flood of words.

Goaded to fury, Phil swung at it with his club and hurled it through the air.

Poor Jed, the long-suffering, was goaded into a mild retort.

Goaded by something akin to despair, she was now more dangerous than resolute.

With the roar of a 'goaded bull the German attempted to fling forward.

Because poor Vilmorin could not bear a vile lie with which you goaded him, he struck you.

It was a tyranny for which there was no justification, and it goaded her to the verge of hysteria.

She was not often goaded into as intimate a confession as this.

"I am not at all sure that he will," said her son, goaded past endurance.

"There is nothing to tell, sir," replied the host, goaded to desperation.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, from goad (n.); earliest use is figurative. Related: Goaded; goading.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.