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The Winter's Tale
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goad
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The Winter's Tale
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  • Dost think I am so muddy, so unsettled, To appoint myself in this vexation; sully The purity and whiteness of my sheets,— Which to preserve is sleep; which being spotted Is goads, thorns, nettles, tails of wasps; Give scandal to the blood o’ the prince, my son,— Who I do think is mine, and love as mine,— Without ripe moving to’t?

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

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