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His remarks reportedly provoked laughter from some JOC Council members.
DO WOMEN TALK TOO MUCH IN MEETINGS? RESEARCH SAYS NO BUT THE TOKYO OLYMPICS CHIEF SAYS YESMICHELLE CHENGFEBRUARY 4, 2021QUARTZ
The move, which effectively silences Parler, provoked ire from some conservatives.
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As Larissa MacFarquhar explored in her book “Strangers Drowning,” extreme do-gooders often provoke us.
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Like other experts, Donovan says the core problem with the social platforms lies in their algorithms that choose to amplify content according to the amount of “engagement” it provokes.
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The initial shot of the Moderna vaccine takes two weeks to provoke an immune response, and recipients get a booster 28 days later.
WHY TWO DOSES OF THE NEW COVID-19 VACCINES ARE BETTER THAT ONETARA SANTORADECEMBER 26, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
Most likely because false news has greater novelty value and provokes stronger reactions—especially disgust and surprise.
SOLVING THE SOCIAL DILEMMAKATIE MCLEANDECEMBER 18, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
The question then becomes: why did he continually provoke Cibber, knowing the latter had such a story at hand?
A LETTER FROM MR. CIBBER TO MR. POPECOLLEY CIBBER
She did not wish to provoke him to anger, but to make him see things in a more cheerful light.
THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
A people that continually provoke me to anger before my face, that immolate in gardens, and sacrifice upon bricks.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
He displayed no ostentation in dress, or equipage, or manners, to provoke the desire in others to humble him.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
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WORDS RELATED TO PROVOKE

  • aggravate
  • annoy
  • bedevil
  • bother
  • burn
  • chafe
  • chide
  • disturb
  • exasperate
  • fret
  • grate
  • harass
  • harry
  • inflame
  • irk
  • nag
  • peeve
  • pester
  • plague
  • provoke
  • rile
  • roil
  • rub
  • ruffle
  • scrape
  • torment
  • trouble
  • vex
  • worry
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