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provocation
used in The Fountainhead

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
  • You must realize that you have given Professor Peterkin great provocation.
    1.1 — Part 1 Chapter 1 (47% in)
  • Then Keating wandered aimlessly through the halls, snarling at young draftsmen without provocation.
    1.9 — Part 1 Chapter 9 (24% in)

There are no more uses of "provocation" in The Fountainhead.

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