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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of goad.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. compelled forcibly by an outside agency.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. compelled forcibly by an outside agency

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The adroit use of her lover's Christian name goaded his lordship to sudden heat.

    The Wings of the Morning

  • However, if the adminstration attacks after being 'goaded' into entering the conflict in guise of protecting Israel, the public will likely swallow another war, however reluctantly.

    Bush Adminstration: Purposely utilizing Israel/Lebanon Crisis to Achieve Its Goals of War

  • His previous conduct was open to censure, for he had used towards Captain Downie urgency of pressure which induced that officer to engage prematurely; "goaded" into action, as Yeo wrote.

    Sea Power in its Relations to the War of 1812 Volume 2

  • I'll admit Milinazzo kind of goaded them both, and I wish he'd interject a little less aggressively and more calmly, because he was right - when Caulfield droned on (OMG did he …) about salaries of other cities 'mayors and CMs (mostly mayors - not sure how relevant that is, since as the Mr. said to me, ya don't need a degree to become mayor) … anyway,

    Left In Lowell

  • As far as your potentially being 'goaded' it seems to me you have called me a liar

    The Marietta Times

  • THE REFS: Doc Rivers was fined $25,000 for criticizing official Bill Kennedy, who he says "goaded" him into an ejection Tuesday night in Chicago.

    SouthCoastToday.com Latest Headlines

  • Were their science as unassailable as they insist it is, and were the consensus as broad as they say it is, and were they as brave as they claim to be, they would not be "goaded" into intellectual corruption.

    Postbulletin.com Local News

  • These scientists overstated and censored because they were 'goaded' by skepticism?

    Amy Ridenour's National Center Blog

  • US actress Mary-Louise Parker has hit out at a television director whom she claims "goaded" her into a nude scene.

    National Nine News

  • These scientists overstated and censored because they were "goaded" by skepticism?

    Hit & Run

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