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  • To disobey these laws and so provoke
    The wrath of Heaven.
  • For once he fain had quenched the Maenad’s fire; And of the tuneful Nine provoked the ire.
  • These are the shafts, that like a bowman I Provoked to anger, loosen at thy breast, Unerring, and their smart thou shalt not shun.
  • Take heed, thou wilt provoke me to reveal The mystery deep hidden in my breast.

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

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