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Sample sentences for the GRE study word gadfly

gadfly can be used as a noun

1.a gadfly to sting the horse, who became so restive that he threw his rider, who was precipitated to the earth. - from Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens
2.Ever fertile in resource, Hera now sent a gadfly to worry and torment the unfortunate Io incessantly, and she wandered all over the world in hopes of escaping from her tormentor. - from Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens
3.Passion for power the wicked gadfly which is mounted on the vainest peoples the scorner of all uncertain virtue which rideth on every horse and on every pride. - from Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
4.And also the soul which is under a tyrant I am speaking of the soul taken as a whole is least capable of doing what she desires there is a gadfly which goads her, and she is full of trouble and remors. - from The Republic by Plato

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