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provoke
used in The Bourne Supremacy

7 uses
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Definition
to cause a reaction — typically an emotional reaction such as anger; and sometimes caused intentionally
  • He could also do without the stares he would probably provoke.
    Chapter 3 (23% in)
  • One of my friendly interrogators got hot and tried to provoke me.
    Chapter 5 (7% in)
  • You could provoke that urge very easily.'
    Chapter 6 (79% in)
  • The quickest way to provoke that state was to permit no contact, no discussion, no exculpating explanations aimed at enlisting the subject to get the offender off the hook.
    Chapter 8 (70% in)
  • Nearly everything he brought up was meant to provoke a response from me.
    Chapter 17 (58% in)
  • I had to develop a situation rapidly that would provoke an immediate response, a total commitment to act instantly.
    Chapter 20 (63% in)
  • Every now and then a naval vessel would pull alongside a fishing boat, provoking wildly excited gestures from the fishermen.
    Chapter 22 (23% in)

There are no more uses of "provoke" in The Bourne Supremacy.

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