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provocation
used in War and Peace

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Definition
actions that cause a reaction—especially anger or violence

or:

the act of causing an angry or violent reaction
  • The case, as represented by the offended parties, was that, after seizing the transports, Major Denisov, being drunk, went to the chief quartermaster and without any provocation called him a thief, threatened to strike him, and on being led out had rushed into the office and given two officials a thrashing, and dislocated the arm of one of them.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (77% in)

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