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provoke
used in Gone with the Wind

3 uses
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Definition
to cause a reaction — typically an emotional reaction such as anger; and sometimes caused intentionally
  • Of course, the Tarleton twins had nice manners and they wouldn't make a scene at a barbecue, even though tremendously provoked.
    1.6 (55% in)
  • Negroes were provoking sometimes and stupid and lazy, but there was loyalty in them that money couldn't buy, a feeling of oneness with their white folks which made them risk their lives to keep food on the table.
    3.28 (11% in)
  • She so longed to hear him say it in words, longed to speak words herself that would provoke a confession, but she dared not.
    4.41 (14% in)

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