Usage examples for goad

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. But"- her voice cut like finely tempered steel-" don't goad me too far. – The Lady Doc by Caroline Lockhart
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. This in my heart I keep for goad! – Young Adventure A Book of Poems by Stephen Vincent Benet
  8. Do bullocks goad one another on whom the same yoke rests? – The Gods of Pegana by Lord Dunsany [Edward J. M. D. Plunkett]
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Mr. Goad, second on the left. – Erema My Father's Sin by R. D. Blackmore
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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