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Definitionto cause a reaction — typically an emotional reaction such as anger; and sometimes caused intentionally
- Were we among the tamer scenes of nature I might fear to encounter your unbelief, perhaps your ridicule; but many things will appear possible in these wild and mysterious regions which would provoke the laughter of those unacquainted with the ever-varied powers of nature; nor can I doubt but that my tale conveys in its series internal evidence of the truth of the events of which it is composed.Introductory Letters (94% in)
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