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goad
used in Gone with the Wind

8 uses
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Definition
to a human:  to provoke or encourage someone to do something — usually something bad and often provoking in an annoying manner

to an animal:  to prod with a pointed stick to make it move
  • Who goaded you into admitting that you thought men were fools to die for high-sounding principles?
    2.13 (71% in)
  • CHAPTER XIII Under Mrs. Merriwether's goading, Dr. Meade took action, in the form of a letter to the newspaper wherein he did not mention Rhett by name, though his meaning was obvious.
    2.13 (0% in)
  • She knew he was laughing and the thought goaded her.
    3.23 (95% in)
  • Something was driving him, driving him with a cruel goad, but she did not understand what it was.
    4.31 (66% in)
  • But all these things went down before the merciless coldness of her mind and the goad of desperation.
    4.32 (41% in)
  • "Well, what if he is?" cried Scarlett, goaded.
    4.36 (64% in)
  • Scarlett was goaded.
    4.47 (88% in)
  • But if she sold the mills— No, she did not want to sell but, goaded by the thought that Rhett had exposed her to Ashley in so truthful and so unflattering a light, she had made up her mind instantly.
    5.57 (71% in)

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