One day he had stumbled while marching to class; the next day he was formally charged with ’breaking ranks while in formation, felonious assault, indiscriminate behavior, mopery, high treason, provoking, being a smart guy, listening to classical music and so on’.
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Her remarks provoked a public outcry.
We should not permit deeply offensive words to provoke violence.