GADFLY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of GADFLY
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gadfly
 n.  any of various flies, that bite or annoy livestock and other animals; irritating person
Classic Sentence:
1  They fled to the other end of the court like a herd of cattle maddened by the gadfly in early summer when the days are at their longest.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XXII
2  The wind, that seemed to blow as they drove, dropped when the carriage stood still; gadflies settled on the steaming horses that angrily shook them off.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 6: Chapter 17
Example Sentence:
1  Like a gadfly, he irritated all the guests at the hotel; within forty-eight hours, everyone regarded him as an annoying busybody.