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provocation
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Sense and Sensibility
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  • Elinor kept her concern and her censure to herself; and was very thankful that Marianne was not present, to share the provocation.
  • John Dashwood was greatly astonished; but his nature was calm, not open to provocation, and he never wished to offend anybody, especially anybody of good fortune.
  • She feared that under this persuasion she had been unjust, inattentive, nay, almost unkind, to her Elinor;— that Marianne’s affliction, because more acknowledged, more immediately before her, had too much engrossed her tenderness, and led her away to forget that in Elinor she might have a daughter suffering almost as much, certainly with less self-provocation, and greater fortitude.

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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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