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As he did this week, Carlson went so far as to feature specific supposed agent provocateurs — a “Person Two” and a “Person Three” who were named in the indictment of Thomas Caldwell.

“We basically associate ourselves as the La Perla or the Agent Provocateur for the transgender community,” Lauz said.

Her sensibilities tend more toward, say, an Agent Provocateur bustier than business wear.

Once she overcame her shock, Esfandiari realized she was arrested because she was perceived as an agent provocateur.

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

That is why one was never sure that the stranger who denounced Rasputin and his friends was not an agent-provocateur.

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.


On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to agent provocateur, such as: agitator, firebrand, goad, incendiary, instigator, and intelligence agent.

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