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used in Pygmalion

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actions that cause a reaction—especially anger or violence


the act of causing an angry or violent reaction
  • (Excuse the expression, ma'am: you'd use it yourself if you had my provocation).
    Act 5 (14% in)
  • I never gave her the slightest provocation.
    Act 5 (18% in)
  • I was brought up to be just like him, unable to control myself, and using bad language on the slightest provocation.
    Act 5 (26% in)
  • She snaps his head off on the faintest provocation, or on none.
    Act 5 (98% in)

There are no more uses of "provocation" in Pygmalion.

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