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Outlawry, piracy, smugglery, were all goals too small for such operations.

These goals cannot be obtained on any basis other than the welfare of the workers.

They sullenly turned on their heels and walked behind the goals.

No doubt, their greatest fault had been to set their goals too high.

"But two goals to nothing is a halter-long lead," said Kittiwynk, prancing.

If so, might the goals of the nurse be imposed on the one nursed?

Like Wolsey, he aimed at being Pope above all his other goals.

More and more, the IMF looks anachronistic (not to say archaic) and its goals untenable.

Unfortunately, all these goals are best achieved by engaging in warfare.

More and more, the IMF looks anachronistic and its goals untenable.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, "end point of a race," of uncertain origin. The noun gol appears once before this, in a poem from early 14c. and with an apparent sense of "boundary, limit." Perhaps from Old English *gal "obstacle, barrier," a word implied by gælan "to hinder." Or from Old French gaule "a pole," from Germanic; or a figurative use of Middle English gale "a way, course." Sports sense of "place where the ball is put to score" is attested from 1540s. Figurative sense of "object of an effort" is from 1540s.

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