Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of goad.

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

  • n. a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something

Etymologies

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Examples

  • It actually takes very little goading from the political elite or fringe groups to push the radical nut-cases to do your bidding.

    Think Progress » Chavez Attacks U.S. Efforts In Haiti: ‘They Are Occupying Haiti Undercover’

  • Thousands of words have been written about the conflict looming between north and south Sudan, but Clooney's trip -- and the passionate speeches he makes when he comes back this week -- will doubtless achieve far more in goading the international community to much-needed action in Sudan.

    Tom Murphy: Comparing Apples to Kittens

  • The correspondence is well documented elsewhere, but I wanted to draw attention to this particular reference from Lenski, made after some goading from the conservapedia crowd:

    hughstimson.org » Blog Archive » A Whole Population of Unicorns in the Lab

  • In turning the intense earnestness and religious enthusiasm of this great-souled woman into this channel, I soon felt the power of my convert in goading me forever forward to more untiring work.

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  • "These are the kind of responses I would expect at the Democratic Underground." can only be described as goading remark intending to incite and inflame, and insult the readers of this blog.

    did somebody step on a duck

  • This possibly disappoints those who recall her goading Tony Abbott into swearing at the last pre-election clash.

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  • "I expressed the hopes of the international community with regard to the Pretoria peace accord, and my disquiet over the resumption of fighting and the 'goading' that endangers the accord," Michel told a press conference Sunday after a day of talks with DRC officials.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • While I think it’s great for people to “come out” when they want to and in their own time, I don’t like the idea of goading celebs into talking about their personal lives with the threats of pics from their private lives going on the Internet.

    Lancing With the Stars | EW.com

  • But, Angel”—he said the name with goading relish, as she yanked her arm from his grasp—“don’t go far.

    Naughty or Nice

  • And there is the 'goading' trap, lawyers so desperate to be seen to be jumping up and down and frothing at the mouth so client thinks they are a bulldog they end up goaded into doing exactly what the other side want.

    What About Paris?

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