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  • Tom thought snuff-taking a most provoking habit.
  • He dreaded to utter another word, he dreaded to make another movement, that might provoke another reproach or denial from her.
  • But to minds strongly marked by the positive and negative qualities that create severity,—strength of will, conscious rectitude of purpose, narrowness of imagination and intellect, great power of self-control, and a disposition to exert control over others,—prejudices come as the natural food of tendencies which can get no sustenance out of that complex, fragmentary, doubt-provoking knowledge which we call truth.
  • But Tom was not to be provoked into turning round, and Bob’s voice began to falter a little as he said,— "An’ I’n gi’en you everything, an’ showed you everything, an’ niver wanted nothin’ from you.

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

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