1 Something was driving him, driving him with a cruel goad, but she did not understand what it was.
2 But all these things went down before the merciless coldness of her mind and the goad of desperation.
3 Her soft nature recoiled from this ordeal, which had none of the stimulus of conflict to goad her through it.
4 Thus, amid woods and wild beasts' solitary places, does Allecto goad the queen with the encircling Bacchic madness.
5 Every age wears iron, and we goad the flanks of our oxen with reversed spear; nor does creeping old age weaken our strength of spirit or abate our force.
6 She knew he was laughing and the thought goaded her.
7 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.
8 While goaded incessantly by these revengeful impulses that in a savage seldom slumber, the chief was still attentive to his more permanent personal interests.
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9 Thus I used to think, and thus I used to speak to myself; goaded almost to madness at one moment, and at the next reconciling myself to my wretched lot.
10 Every plunge of the excited horse brought it against the horns again, and goaded it to fresh madness.
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11 Lashing their tails, blobbed like pokers, they tossed their heads high, plunged and bellowed, as if Eros had planted his dart in their flanks and goaded them to fury.
12 His presentiments were realized, as we shall see, and his uneasy forebodings had goaded him pale and trembling to the gate under the chestnut-trees.
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13 He dashed his head against the knotted trunk; and, lifting up his eyes, howled, not like a man, but like a savage beast being goaded to death with knives and spears.
14 On this Mars armipotent raised the spirit and strength of the Latins, and goaded their hearts to rage, and sent Flight and dark Fear among the Teucrians.
15 I might have been an unfortunate little bull in a Spanish arena, I got so smartingly touched up by these moral goads.