Noun(1) a persistently annoying person(2) any of various large flies that annoy livestock
(1) Like a gadfly you have been timing your intervention in my sleep routine with uncouth precision.(2) It was much more fun to be a gadfly than to be stung by one.(3) Later, Hera sent the notorious gadfly to continuously bite and irritate Io.(4) She was an occasional mover once, an equal opportunity, though always at bottom DNC faithful gadfly to be reckoned with, but now she's become little more than a formulaic stock pot cooking up the same tired stone soup every week.(5) In a male-dominated culture, she was a woman who read, a writer who meant to publish, and a theological gadfly .(6) A prolific and polemical author unafraid to offend any and all comers, Abbey was a gadfly who reveled in the controversy he stirred.(7) I have always considered him sort of a Socratic gadfly .(8) While his documentaries are popular in the US and he makes the bestseller lists with his books, he is still sometimes seen by the press and public there as a fringe gadfly .(9) Even more important, he, the shocker, the inspirer, the perpetual gadfly and disrupter and disturber, had gained the confidence of the astute and judicious statesman who was our Prime Minister.(10) The gadfly soon became an annoyance to both the MTA and the union, creating a newsletter which aired workers' grievances but criticised alleged union inaction.(11) But he admits he is curious: what has the liberal gadfly done to annoy so many conservatives like him?(12) I am not a developer gadfly and my philosophy with films and developers has always been to stay with things that work well.(13) Zeus had once tried to seduce the lovely Io, but Hera, his jealous wife, had discovered her husband's intentions and turned poor Io into a cow, left to wander about the earth, constantly pursued and tormented by a pestilent gadfly .(14) Socrates has been described as a gadfly - a first-class pain.(15) She was tormented by a furious little gadfly that bit her mercilessly, though she flicked her tail this way and that.(16) One of his victims was the good abbe himself, a court gadfly and the author of musical comedies, by all estimates a man begging for comic publicity.
(1) gad-fly :: Bremse
1. pesterer ::
2. cuss ::
3. pest ::
4. blighter ::
Different Formsgadflies, gadfly
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