Of course, the Tarleton twins had nice manners and they wouldn’t make a scene at a barbecue, even though tremendously provoked.
Negroes were provoking sometimes and stupid and lazy, but there was loyalty in them that money couldn’t buy, a feeling of oneness with their white folks which made them risk their lives to keep food on the table.
She so longed to hear him say it in words, longed to speak words herself that would provoke a confession, but she dared not.
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Her remarks provoked a public outcry.
We should not permit deeply offensive words to provoke violence.