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Example sentences for provocation

Two officers continue to point tear-gas-filled rifles at the crowd, fingers on the trigger, as if waiting for a provocation.
But its not art because there is no questioning, provocation or idea.
The repression was far out of proportion to the provocation.
We are drawn to tension, to controversy, to provocation.
It is unclear whether it is over some silly local muscle-flexing, or a deliberately engineered provocation.
His career as a trial lawyer had taught him never to rise to provocation.
There is also the risk that any new provocation, or mishap, could quickly get out of hand.
She got angry, it seemed, at the slightest provocation.
Nakedness was less provocation than another design tool.

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