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used in The Odyssey by Homer (translated by: Butcher & Lang)

4 uses
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to cause a reaction — typically an emotional reaction such as anger; and sometimes caused intentionally
  • Only provoke me not overmuch to buffeting, lest thou anger me, and old though I be I defile thy breast and lips with blood.
    Book 18 (5% in)
  • But do thou go and lay thee down, and I will abide here, that I may yet further provoke the maids ant thy mother to answer; and she in her sorrow will ask me concerning each thing, one by one.'
    Book 19 (8% in)
  • Wherefore, woman, see lest some day thou too lose all thy fine show wherein thou now excellest among the handmaids, as well may chance, if thy mistress be provoked to anger with thee, or if Odysseus come home, for there is yet a place for hope.
    Book 19 (15% in)
  • Then all the wooers, looking one at the other, provoked Telemachus to anger, laughing at his guests.
    Book 20 (94% in)

There are no more uses of "provoke" in The Odyssey by Homer (translated by: Butcher & Lang).

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