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provoke
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The Merry Wives of Windsor
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  • And I will provoke him to’t, or let him wag.
  • No. Master Brook; but the peaking cornuto her husband, Master Brook, dwelling in a continual ’larum of jealousy, comes me in the instant of our encounter, after we had embraced, kissed, protested, and, as it were, spoke the prologue of our comedy; and at his heels a rabble of his companions, thither provoked and instigated by his distemper, and, forsooth, to search his house for his wife’s love.

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

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