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provoke
used in Persuasion

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Definition
to cause a reaction — typically an emotional reaction such as anger; and sometimes caused intentionally
  • The part which provoked her most, was that in all this waste of foresight and caution, she should have lost the right moment for seeing whether he saw them.
    Chapter 19 (86% in)
  • "Mary is good-natured enough in many respects," said she; "but she does sometimes provoke me excessively, by her nonsense and pride—the Elliot pride.
    Chapter 10 (62% in)
  • She meant to avoid any such alteration of manners as might provoke a remonstrance on his side.
    Chapter 22 (13% in)

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