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provocation
used in The War of the Worlds

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Definition
actions that cause a reaction—especially anger or violence

or:

the act of causing an angry or violent reaction
  • He had swept it out of existence, as it seemed, without any provocation, as a boy might crush an ant hill, in the mere wantonness of power.
    2.9 — Book 2 Chapter 9 — Wreckage (24% in)

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