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provoke
used in King Lear

2 uses
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Definition
to cause a reaction — typically an emotional reaction such as anger; and sometimes caused intentionally
  • I now perceive it was not altogether your brother's evil disposition made him seek his death; but a provoking merit, set a-work by a reproveable badness in himself.
    3.5 — Act 3 Scene 5 — A Room in Gloster's Castle (29% in)
  • There is means, madam: Our foster nurse of nature is repose, The which he lacks; that to provoke in him Are many simples operative, whose power Will close the eye of anguish.
    4.4 — Act 4 Scene 4 — The French camp. A Tent (47% in)

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