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provoke
used in The Merry Wives of Windsor

2 uses
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Definition
to cause a reaction — typically an emotional reaction such as anger; and sometimes caused intentionally
  • And I will provoke him to't, or let him wag.
    2.3 — Act 2 Scene 3 — A field near Windsor (71% in)
  • No. Master Brook; but the peaking cornuto her husband, Master Brook, dwelling in a continual 'larum of jealousy, comes me in the instant of our encounter, after we had embraced, kissed, protested, and, as it were, spoke the prologue of our comedy; and at his heels a rabble of his companions, thither provoked and instigated by his distemper, and, forsooth, to search his house for his wife's love.
    3.5 — Act 3 Scene 5 — A room in the Garter Inn (49% in)

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