PROVOCATION's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of provocation
Definition:
n. unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment; aggravation
Example:
It urges the immediate cessation of all acts of violence, provocation, incitement and destruction, and calls upon to return to negotiations.
Sentence in Classic:
Now, look here, Captain Crocker, this is a very serious matter, though I am willing to admit that you acted under the most extreme provocation to which any man could be subjected.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
I was brought up to be just like him, unable to control myself, and using bad language on the slightest provocation.
Pygmalion By George Bernard Shaw Context
Being, by that time, rather tired of this kind of life, and having received new provocation from the butcher, I throw the flower away, go out with the butcher, and gloriously defeat him.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
She had a heart which fluttered at any excitement and she pampered it shamelessly, fainting at any provocation.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
I had sent so many memorials and petitions for my liberty, that his majesty at length mentioned the matter, first in the cabinet, and then in a full council; where it was opposed by none, except Skyresh Bolgolam, who was pleased, without any provocation, to be my mortal enemy.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift Context
Elinor kept her concern and her censure to herself; and was very thankful that Marianne was not present, to share the provocation.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen Context
The general proposed to cast lots for the swords, but the president said it was he who had given the provocation, and when he had given it he had supposed each would use his own arms.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
We were sitting at a table with a man of about my age and a rowdy little girl who gave way upon the slightest provocation to uncontrollable laughter.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Context