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Great Expectations
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  • I might have been an unfortunate little bull in a Spanish arena, I got so smartingly touched up by these moral goads.
  • I think Miss Pocket was conscious that the sight of me involved her in the danger of being goaded to madness, and perhaps tearing off her cap,—which was a very hideous one, in the nature of a muslin mop,—and strewing the ground with her hair,—which assuredly had never grown on her head.
  • …of hers, draw a pistol, and shoot me dead:—whether suborned boys—a numerous band of mercenaries—might be engaged to fall upon me in the brewery, and cuff me until I was no more;—it was high testimony to my confidence in the spirit of the pale young gentleman, that I never imagined him accessory to these retaliations; they always came into my mind as the acts of injudicious relatives of his, goaded on by the state of his visage and an indignant sympathy with the family features.
  • "Now, wolf," said he, "afore I kill you like any other beast,— which is wot I mean to do and wot I have tied you up for,—I’ll have a good look at you and a good goad at you.

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  • She goaded him into an argument.
  • She tried to goad the candidate into saying something extreme.

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