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badger
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The Fellowship of the Ring
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as in: badgered her until she agreed Define
annoy and/or persuade persistently
  • You are always badgering me about my ring; but you have never bothered me about the other things that I got on my journey.

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  • Stop badgering me. I gave you my answer and I’m not going to change it.
  • It’s not helpful if you belittle and badger her until she is too defensive to rationally discuss the issue.

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unspecified meaning
  • ’No, but I had to badger you,’ said Gandalf.
  • ’There must have been a mighty crowd of dwarves here at one time ’ said Sam; ’and every one of them busier than badgers for five hundred years to make all this, and most in hard rock too! What did they do it all for?

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  • He waited for an opportunity, when the talk was going again, and Tom was telling an absurd story about badgers and their queer ways — then he slipped the Ring on.

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as in: badgered her until she agreed Define
annoy and/or persuade persistently
as in: saw a badger Define
burrowing mammal with strong claws widely distributed in the northern hemisphere
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