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goad
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Moby Dick
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  • At the instant of the dart an ulcerous jet shot from this cruel wound, and goaded by it into more than sufferable anguish, the whale now spouting thick blood, with swift fury blindly darted at the craft, bespattering them and their glorying crews all over with showers of gore, capsizing Flask’s boat and marring the bows.

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

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