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provocation
used in A Tale of Two Cities

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Definition
actions that cause a reaction—especially anger or violence

or:

the act of causing an angry or violent reaction
  • Bankruptcy must inevitably have come of this young Pagan, in Lombard-street, London, and also of a curtained alcove in the rear of the immortal boy, and also of a looking-glass let into the wall, and also of clerks not at all old, who danced in public on the slightest provocation.
    3.2 — The Grindstone (14% in)

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