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provocation
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David Copperfield
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  • Being, by that time, rather tired of this kind of life, and having received new provocation from the butcher, I throw the flower away, go out with the butcher, and gloriously defeat him.
  • The slightest provocation, even being asked if there is anything he would prefer for dinner, causes him to express a wish for a separation.

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  • Police are expected to hold their temper regardless of the degree of verbal provocation.
  • the result was a provocation of vigorous investigation

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