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provocative
used in Rose Red

5 uses
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Definition
tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate — especially controversy, sexual desire, or anger
  • Sukeena immediately began dancing in a most fluid, provocative and suggestive manner.
    2 — 1907 (94% in)
provocative = sexy
  • He understands full well this power he has over me, uses it playfully, but on this occasion-and there have been others, truth be told-it was not so much playful as provocative, and he made no effort to disguise or conceal his lust.
    2 — 1907 (14% in)
  • I found her timidity provocative.
    2 — 1907 (53% in)
  • George showed up in the Health Room, and Sukeena immediately began dancing in a most fluid, provocative and suggestive manner.
    9 — 1918-1920 (26% in)
  • She visited my husband in his upstairs office at teatimea visit she had never made once in all her years in our serviceand I'm told the conversation went something like this: (To give you the bene? t of imagination, Dear Diary, I should tell you that Sukeena's full black form when clothed loosely in white Egyptian cotton is so provocative that my husband banned her from this dress early on in her service.
    12 — 1923 (9% in)

There are no more uses of "provocative" in Rose Red.

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