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provocation
used in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

5 uses
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Definition
actions that cause a reaction—especially anger or violence

or:

the act of causing an angry or violent reaction
  • Phaedrus' provocation informed the Chairman that his substantive field was now philosophy, not English composition.
    Part 4 (18% in)
  • He then sat down and penned, to the Chairman of the Committee on Analysis of Ideas and Methods at the University of Chicago, a letter which can only be described as a provocation to dismissal, in which the writer refuses to skulk quietly out the back door but instead creates a scene of such proportions the opposition is forced to throw him out the front door, thus giving weight to the provocation it didn't formerly have.
    Part 4 (18% in)
  • He then sat down and penned, to the Chairman of the Committee on Analysis of Ideas and Methods at the University of Chicago, a letter which can only be described as a provocation to dismissal, in which the writer refuses to skulk quietly out the back door but instead creates a scene of such proportions the opposition is forced to throw him out the front door, thus giving weight to the provocation it didn't formerly have.
    Part 4 (18% in)
  • And not just provocation to dismissal either.
    Part 4 (19% in)
  • His provocation to dismissal was given an expected reception.
    Part 4 (20% in)

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