from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In an unprovoked manner; without provocation.
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The man who, having been unprovokedly punched by the bully, turns around and belts him one back is rarely considered just as bad as the bully himself.
When people come in contact with sharks, when they're attacked by sharks unprovokedly, it's usually by mistake because they don't want to eat people.
Danvers had at first felt naturally offended at the violent and insulting tone in which he had been so unexpectedly and unprovokedly addressed; but this feeling of irritation was but transient, and some fearful suspicions as to
But as there were some of them who, I was convinced, held me rather low in their estimation on account of my pacific principles, I declared that should any king or tribe attack me unprovokedly, they might perhaps find me not unprepared for war to the utmost.
They loot the evidence room to sell drugs, they run prostitution rings, they form untouchable rogue "sub-patrols" of ultra-violent, steroid-pumped jump-out boys, such as the pigs who cold-bloodedly, unprovokedly murdered Adolph Grimes III outside his grandma's house and then lied about it.
If he unprovokedly I know it isn’t a word, but it should be pointed the shotgun at them, it’s entirely indefensible that he wasn’t charged and they were.
"If you are the gentleman you would be thought, you will not refuse satisfaction for the diabolical calumnies you have so unprovokedly circulated against an innocent man.