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Definitionto cause a reaction — typically an emotional reaction such as anger; and sometimes caused intentionally
- Of course, the Tarleton twins had nice manners and they wouldn't make a scene at a barbecue, even though tremendously provoked.1.6 (55% in)
- Negroes were provoking sometimes and stupid and lazy, but there was loyalty in them that money couldn't buy, a feeling of oneness with their white folks which made them risk their lives to keep food on the table.3.28 (11% in)
- She so longed to hear him say it in words, longed to speak words herself that would provoke a confession, but she dared not.4.41 (14% in)
There are no more uses of "provoke" in Gone with the Wind.
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