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to cause a reaction — typically an emotional reaction such as anger; and sometimes caused intentionally
  • Such wayward thinking, which has a long history, generally provokes a wayward response.
    p. 9.3
  • This theory is bound to provoke a variety of reactions, ranging from disbelief to revulsion, and a variety of objections, ranging from the quotidian to the moral.
    p. 140.1
  • The most radical shift of late in the conventional wisdom on parenting has been provoked by one simple question: how much do parents really matter?
    p. 154.4

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