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used in Atlas Shrugged

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to cause a reaction — typically an emotional reaction such as anger; and sometimes caused intentionally
  • Very stimulating and thought-provoking.
    1.3 Part 1 Chapter 3 — The Top and the Bottom (20% in)
  • The vase was a solid, dark green stone carved into plain surfaces; the texture of its smooth curves provoked an irresistible desire to touch it.
    1.4 Part 1 Chapter 4 — The Immovable Movers (87% in)
  • We provoked family quarrels, to get somebody's relatives thrown out.
    2.10 Part 2 Chapter 10 — The Sign of the Dollar (28% in)
  • He had thrown dollars about by the hundredsat that party he had given today-for unfinished drinks, for uneaten delicacies, for unprovoked tips and unexpected whims, for a long distance phone call to Argentina because one of the guests had wanted to check the exact version of a smutty story he had started telling, for the spur of any moment, for the clammy stupor of knowing that it was easier to pay than to think.
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (7% in)
  • The unconventional speech, which some of you might have heard on the radio last night, was a thought-provoking contribution to our pool of ideas on world problems.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (15% in)

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