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Word: gadfly

Definition: animal-biting fly; irritating person


Sentences Containing 'gadfly'

Her next two films were "The Gadfly" (1980), based on Ethel Lilian Voynich's novel, where she played Jemma (her male counterpart being the then debutant, Andrey Kharitonov, who later filmed her as a director) and "The Theft", based on a play by Jack London, starring Innokenty Smoktunovsky.
In his "Mission to Khartum—The Apotheosis of General Gordon" (1969) John Marlowe portrays Gordon as "a colourful eccentric—a soldier of fortune, a skilled guerrilla leader, a religious crank, a minor philanthropist, a gadfly buzzing about on the outskirts of public life" who would have been no more than a footnote in today's history books, had it not been for "his mission to Khartoum and the manner of his death," which were elevated by the media "into a kind of contemporary Passion Play."
The Taon (en: Gadfly, but also an anagram of NATO or the French version OTAN) was designed to meet the requirement.
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