Usage examples for goad

  1. In spite of his spasmodic efforts to goad himself into a condition of reasonable anxiety for his future, there remained half consciously present in his mind a conviction that somehow a way of getting sufficient food and clothes would offer itself in due time. – Hyacinth 1906 by George A. Birmingham
  2. Drifts are opened in its coal seams, to which iron tracks shoot away from the main line; in the woods is seen the gleam of the engineer's level, is heard the rattle of heavily- laden wagons on the newly- made roads; tents are pitched, uncouth shanties have sprung up, great stables, boarding- houses, stores, workshops; the miner, the blacksmith, the mason, the carpenter have arrived; households have been set up in temporary barracks, children are already there who need a school, women who must have a church and society; the stagnation has given place to excitement, money has flowed in, and everywhere are the hum of industry and the swish of the goad of American life. – The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner by Charles Dudley Warner
  3. Wounded pride, violated chastity, and broken conjugal vows- pangs which goad us into jealousy- are considerations unknown to him. – Primitive Love and Love-Stories by Henry Theophilus Finck
  4. She drew forth from her dress a letter, the mere sight of which seemed to goad her to a mysterious excitement. – "Le Monsieur De La Petite Dame" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  5. He turned away from the glaring eyes of the master and took in his hand the goad which Brophy brought. – Joan of Arc of the North Woods by Holman Day
  6. Mr. Goad, second on the left. – Erema My Father's Sin by R. D. Blackmore
  7. There was the goad, a long pole with a sharp point, to stick into the animals' flanks if they should balk. – Hebrew Life and Times by Harold B. Hunting
  8. Under the goad of the Chief Constable's uneasy eye I was fain to gaze at the black silk handkerchief, which still bore my wrist. –  by
  9. No other reason can well be assigned than that he conceives that the labour necessary to procure subsistence for an extended population will not be performed without the goad of necessity. – An Essay on the Principle of Population by Thomas Malthus
  10. Then they showed him the ox's goad wherewith Shamgar slew six hundred men. – The Pilgrim's Progress From this world to that which is to come. by John Bunyan
  11. The reins were fastened around the hips so as to leave the hands free, not only to hold them but also to ply the whip and use the goad. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  12. This in my heart I keep for goad! – Young Adventure A Book of Poems by Stephen Vincent Benet
  13. " Faith, I am not sure I may not be driven to join them myself, bad as they are, Carnaby; for this neglect of ministers, not to call it by a worse name, might goad a man to even a more heinous measure. – The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas by James Fenimore Cooper
  14. She is the woman who will not, consciously or unconsciously, goad her husband to money- making. – Talks to Freshman Girls by Helen Dawes Brown
  15. In his present fear of the ride that sentimentality might yet goad him to, he craved for mastery over self; he knew that his struggles with his Familiar usually ended in an embrace, and he had made a passionate vow that it should be so no longer. – Tommy and Grizel by J.M. Barrie
  16. Do bullocks goad one another on whom the same yoke rests? – The Gods of Pegana by Lord Dunsany [Edward J. M. D. Plunkett]
  17. Thousands of working- men responded to the goad, " turned down" their tools and ceased work. – The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference by Emile Joseph Dillon
  18. She had gone the wrong way about making him yield; threats had always acted like a goad upon Jack's anger, just as they do upon most of us. – The Gringos by B. M. Bower
  19. But"- her voice cut like finely tempered steel-" don't goad me too far. – The Lady Doc by Caroline Lockhart
  20. The oxen, great slow- moving, majestic creatures, were already harnessed to the heavy chariot, while their driver, a tall, sturdy peasant lad, standing in front of them leaning upon his goad, had unconsciously assumed an attitude so graceful that he closely resembled the sculptured figures in ancient Greek bas- reliefs. – Captain Fracasse by Theophile Gautier