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provoke
used in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Butler)

5 uses
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Definition
to cause a reaction — typically an emotional reaction such as anger; and sometimes caused intentionally
  • She shall grow old in my house at Argos far from her own home, busying herself with her loom and visiting my couch; so go, and do not provoke me or it shall be the worse for you.
    Book 1 (6% in)
  • At this Jove was much troubled and answered, "I shall have trouble if you set me quarrelling with Juno, for she will provoke me with her taunting speeches; even now she is always railing at me before the other gods and accusing me of giving aid to the Trojans.
    Book 1 (85% in)
  • Venus was very angry, and said, "Bold hussy, do not provoke me; if you do, I shall leave you to your fate and hate you as much as I have loved you.
    Book 3 (90% in)
  • The son of Saturn then began to tease Juno, talking at her so as to provoke her.
    Book 4 (2% in)
  • Moreover I know well, O Priam, and you cannot hide it, that some god has brought you to the ships of the Achaeans, for else, no man however strong and in his prime would dare to come to our host; he could neither pass our guard unseen, nor draw the bolt of my gates thus easily; therefore, provoke me no further, lest I sin against the word of Jove, and suffer you not, suppliant though you are, within my tents.
    Book 24 (71% in)

There are no more uses of "provoke" in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Butler).

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