agent provocateur

[ ey-juh nt pruh-vok-uh-tur; French a-zhahn praw-vaw-ka-tœr ]SEE DEFINITION OF agent provocateur
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The proper business of an ‘agent provocateur’ is to provoke.

Galban seized the opportunity to bring his talents as agent provocateur into the field.

I was looking about to find the German agent provocateur, but I failed to find him.

Was Reese merely a "stool pigeon" or was he an "agent provocateur?"

The seditious placards posted up at Norwich may have been the work of some fanatic or of an agent provocateur.

They seem to find some pleasure in admiring him in the part of Agent provocateur.

The reason you brought this agent provocateur, this Trotskyite wrecker, to this position of ridiculous power.

My answer was that a study of many labor cases had taught me the methods of the agent provocateur.

The spy, the paid informer, the agent provocateur, play the same part now as in the sixteenth century.

He found discrepancies in the accounts, and intimated that the Government had adopted the odious rôle of the agent provocateur.

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