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provocation
used in The Age of Innocence

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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 idea of bandying Ellen Olenska's name with him at such a time, and on whatsoever provocation, was unthinkable.
    Chapter 28 (13% in)

There are no more uses of "provocation" in The Age of Innocence.

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