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Othello, the Moor of Venice
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provoke
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Othello, the Moor of Venice
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  • Nay, but he prated, And spoke such scurvy and provoking terms Against your honor, That, with the little godliness I have, I did full hard forbear him.
  • Sir, he is rash, and very sudden in choler, and haply with his truncheon may strike at you: provoke him, that he may; for even out of that will I cause these of Cyprus to mutiny, whose qualification shall come into no true taste again but by the displanting of Cassio.

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

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