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goad
used in Lonesome Dove

2 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
  • It didn't surprise Augustus, since Bol had worked for them all those years without saying a word to anybody unless directly goaded into it—usually by Augustus.
    Chapters 40-41 (88% in)
  • Augustus had forgotten how fond she was of goading him.
    Chapters 87-88 (73% in)

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