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Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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goad
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Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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  • Those who had been frowning now murmured in agreement, but it was the sight of Percy’s sanctimonious little nod that goaded Harry into speech.
  • He wanted to talk to Sirius, to tell him he shouldn’t listen to a word Snape said, that Snape was goading him deliberately and that the rest of them didn’t think Sirius was a coward for doing as Dumbledore told him and remaining in Grimmauld Place.
  • ’Snape — Snape g — goaded Sirius about staying in the house — he made out Sirius was a coward = ’Sirius was much too old and clever to have allowed such feeble taunts to hurt him,’ said Dumbledore.

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

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