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.