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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of provoke.


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  • The title provokes Mr. Greenwood to say, "Why these worthies should be so styled is not apparent; indeed the supposition seems not a little ridiculous." {301a} Of course, if the players were the possessors, "grand" is merely a jeer, by a person advertising a successful piracy.

    Shakespeare, Bacon, and the Great Unknown

  • Illustration by Brian Stauffer for The Wall Street Journal 'A good wine label provokes a question,' says designer Madeleine Corson, who can spend as much as three years creating the right label for winery.

    Judging a Wine by What It Wears

  • "A good wine label provokes a question," she said.

    Judging a Wine by What It Wears

  • I suspect he finds her interesting in the same way I do, for the reaction she provokes from the media and the American public.

    Powell calls Palin a 'fascinating figure'

  • Monday's NYT piece on the unraveling of the torture program during the second Bush term provokes a key question, and provides a stark answer.

    Harry Shearer: The Cheney Torture Tour: What's the Deal?

  • I love your writing, Petite, but agree with No. 53 that reading the comments it provokes is pretty interesting too.


  • So, yes, there have been moments when an utterance of his name provokes those arched brows and a politely restrained oh isn't that an unusual name.

    My Baby, By Any Other Name...

  • Sometimes a bizarre title provokes you to write a story.

    Blathering Lockdown: Day One « Whatever

  • Spontaneous prelabour rupture of the membranes (PROM) at term provokes a lively discussion about the risk of vaginal examination (Schutte et al 1983), induction of labour and prophylactic antibiotics.


  • That is why his name provokes an odd, personal enthusiasm in thousands of people who have never seen him.

    Since C├ęzanne


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