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provoke
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War and Peace
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  • Nesvitski could hardly keep from laughter provoked by a swarthy hussar officer who walked beside him.
  • In the contrary case, Your Majesty, I shall see myself forced to repel an attack that nothing on my part has provoked.
  • So thought the Emperor, and the Russian commanders and people were still more provoked at the thought that our forces were retreating into the depths of the country.
  • In the one case as in the other, on both sides the struggle provokes passion and stifles truth.
  • She provoked the jealousy of the elderly magnate and told him what she had told her other suitor; that is, she put the matter so that the only way for him to obtain a right over her was to marry her.

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

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