- v. Simple past tense and past participle of provoke.
- adj. incited, especially deliberately, to anger
“But France… Even the word provoked opposing currents of excitement and dread.”
“Déprez frowned and said that any information about Talleyrand would be more likely to kill than to preserve, but she saw the look of surprise that the name provoked and determined to press whatever advantage she had.”
“It is a strategy that clearly was provoked from the recession but is good for the community, building owner and artist or merchant.”
“And the big spoon holding a sample of soup on each label provoked little emotional response.”
“That a person like (Bush), with the persecution of our migrant brothers in the United States, with the wars he has provoked, is going to walk in our sacred lands, is an offense for the Mayan people and their culture.”
“I am glad that my dirty title provoked Mr. Befera to write such a compelling and funny complaint.”
“Rooney's injury has once again provoked another national outbreak of foot fetishism.”
“It's interesting to think that if the revolution had been provoked from the outside, as many attempted ones were (the French and the Spanish tried and, more recently, the Nazis) each served only to to strengthen resolve and unify erstwhile rivals against the pressure.”
“His book begins with an account of a 1997 paper he presented at the Academy of Tours, in which he argued that not all French people spent the war years in misery and starvation, and the riot his conclusions provoked from the audience.”
“Because the administration believed that summer that any terrorist attack would likely be overseas, even the PDB's title provoked a tough exchange.”
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