Thesaurus / provocation

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Luther became a conservative darling this spring for her provocation, spending two days in custody on contempt of court charges.

That she praised Graham’s oversight of the process, and then got up and hugged him, was simply the final provocation for many liberals.

As my Vox colleague Jane Coaston pointed out, Miller delights in provocation for provocation’s sake.

Stephen Miller, explainedSean IllingOctober 7, 2020Vox

Iran is no saint, and is entirely capable of provocations of its own.

Is War Next for 2020?Charu KasturiSeptember 21, 2020Ozy

Does she really think me such a wretch as to cause Ovid, under any provocation, a moment's anxiety while he is away?

Heart and ScienceWilkie Collins

Harden not your heart as in the provocation in the day of temptation in the wilderness.

Mr. Null, professionally and personally, was incapable of stepping beyond his own narrow limits, under any provocation whatever.

Heart and ScienceWilkie Collins

He knew perfectly well he was incapable of killing a man in cold blood, no matter what the provocation.

The Pirates of ShanHarold Leland Goodwin

If the transaction should become known, the conclusion will now become known along with the provocation, and I am satisfied.

Caleb WilliamsWilliam Godwin

I must have sufficient proof, for, as my vengeance shall be unsparing, my provocation must be complete.

ConfessionW. Gilmore Simms

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