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provoke
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King Lear
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  • I now perceive it was not altogether your brother’s evil disposition made him seek his death; but a provoking merit, set a-work by a reproveable badness in himself.
  • There is means, madam: Our foster nurse of nature is repose, The which he lacks; that to provoke in him Are many simples operative, whose power Will close the eye of anguish.

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  • Her remarks provoked a public outcry.
  • We should not permit deeply offensive words to provoke violence.

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