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To Kill a Mockingbird
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  • "Well I don’t," said Uncle Jack, "not unless there’s extreme provocation connected with ’em.
  • When Jem an’ I fuss Atticus doesn’t ever just listen to Jem’s side of it, he hears mine too, an’ in the second place you told me never to use words like that except in ex-extreme provocation, and Francis provocated me enough to knock his block off-"

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  • Police are expected to hold their temper regardless of the degree of verbal provocation.
  • the result was a provocation of vigorous investigation

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