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Antonyms for gadfly

charmer, smoothy, Soother, comforter.

Quotes of gadfly

  1. I am a kamikaze gadfly – Mo Rocca

Usage examples for gadfly

  1. But it came again and again- a persistent mental gadfly – The Dop Doctor by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  2. The Gadfly glanced at his left hand. – The Gadfly by E. L. Voynich
  3. The Gadfly took it without speaking. – The Gadfly by E. L. Voynich
  4. And so he compares himself at times to a gadfly whose function it is to sting and irritate people out of their easy indifference, and force them to ask themselves what they were really driving at. – A Short History of Greek Philosophy by John Marshall
  5. The Gadfly raised his head from the flowers, and looked at her with a steady face. – The Gadfly by E. L. Voynich
  6. The Gadfly looked up with a sudden flash of anger. – The Gadfly by E. L. Voynich
  7. Here is another: The gadfly makes the horse run swift: " Speed," quoth the gadfly is my gift." – Warlock o' Glenwarlock by George MacDonald
  8. The Gadfly opened his eyes. – The Gadfly by E. L. Voynich
  9. Then it again passes from the nostrils, burrows into the ground and becomes a fully matured Gadfly in six or eight weeks, which completes its life cycle, the head of the sheep or goat being its intermediate host where the newly born Gadfly again attaches its larva. – The Veterinarian by Chas. J. Korinek
  10. The Gadfly Mr. ah- Brockway, you will oblige me by sitting at my table. – A Romance in Transit by Francis Lynde
  11. Neither a fool, as most believed, nor of originating imagination, as a few credited who witnessed from the inside the shrewd and infallible success of his colossal schemes, Sassoon at bottom was a prey to an obsession that stung him like a gadfly to restless seeking, eternally tormented by the fever of the hunter, eternally disillusioned. – The Salamander by Owen Johnson
  12. Having concealed itself near the surface of the ground it becomes changed into a chrysalis from which the gadfly issues after an inactive existence of from thirty to forty days. – The Veterinarian by Chas. J. Korinek
  13. A long silence followed; then the Gadfly looked up. – The Gadfly by E. L. Voynich
  14. Thus did Ulenspiegel address his steed, and thus continued: For even as you have this gadfly of yours to worry you, so also hath His Holiness the Pope a gadfly of his own, even master Martin Luther; and His Sacred Majesty the Emperor, hath he not my Lord of France for his tormentor- Francis, first of that name, the King with the very long nose and a sword that is longer still? – The Legend of the Glorious Adventures of Tyl Ulenspiegel in the land of Flanders and elsewhere by Charles de Coster
  15. Excuse me- to the gadfly this is very important, and you have all day for your business. – A Romance in Transit by Francis Lynde
  16. " If you will allow me, I will see you home," the Gadfly interposed; " I am going in that direction." – The Gadfly by E. L. Voynich
  17. The last word remained with the Gadfly – The Gadfly by E. L. Voynich
  18. To keep two men fooled was no great feat, nor even to beguile her grandmother, whose gadfly insistence centred ever on the Brodnax fortune as their only true objective; but so to control things as not to fool herself at last- that was the pinch. – Kincaid's Battery by George W. Cable
  19. The Gadfly looked back over his shoulder, laughing. – The Gadfly by E. L. Voynich