1 The next day Danglars was again hungry; certainly the air of that dungeon was very provocative of appetite.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In Chapter 116. The Pardon.
2 It was so nice to know that she looked pretty and provocative, and she impulsively bent forward and kissed her reflection in the mirror and then laughed at her own foolishness.
3 Indeed, this conjunction of exciting and provocative motives led to Chichikov devoting to his toilet an amount of time never witnessed since the creation of the world.
4 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.
5 Elinor kept her concern and her censure to herself; and was very thankful that Marianne was not present, to share the provocation.
6 John Dashwood was greatly astonished; but his nature was calm, not open to provocation, and he never wished to offend anybody, especially anybody of good fortune.
7 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 DickensContext Highlight In CHAPTER 18. A RETROSPECT
8 The slightest provocation, even being asked if there is anything he would prefer for dinner, causes him to express a wish for a separation.
David Copperfield By Charles DickensContext Highlight In CHAPTER 49. I AM INVOLVED IN MYSTERY
9 It's all a question of the degree of provocation.
10 I never gave her the slightest provocation.
11 I was brought up to be just like him, unable to control myself, and using bad language on the slightest provocation.
12 She snaps his head off on the faintest provocation, or on none.
13 She had a heart which fluttered at any excitement and she pampered it shamelessly, fainting at any provocation.
14 No one, for instance, could have made a more typical Goya than Carry Fisher, with her short dark-skinned face, the exaggerated glow of her eyes, the provocation of her frankly-painted smile.
15 The world looks on with wonder that we have conceded so much and remain law-abiding under such great outrage and provocation.