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provocation
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

2 uses
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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 general proposed to cast lots for the swords, but the president said it was he who had given the provocation, and when he had given it he had supposed each would use his own arms.
    Chapters 75-76 (40% in)
  • No, no, I will be on the ground at the proper time; but in my opinion (and I have a right to dictate the preliminaries, as it is I who have received the provocation)—in my opinion the time ought not to be yet.
    Chapters 77-78 (96% in)

There are no more uses of "provocation" in The Count of Monte Cristo.

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