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provoke
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Crime and Punishment
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  • But I must say that there are sometimes such provoking ’Germans’ that I don’t believe there is a progressive who could quite answer for himself.
  • He realised that this was the best policy in his position, because instead of saying too much he would be irritating his enemy by his silence and provoking him into speaking too freely.

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

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