Sentence Examples


  • Doubtless there was provocation, for the sultan of Achin had not kept to the understanding.
  • When it appeared that he was recovering from his wounds, Cesare had him murdered, but not apparently without provocation, for, according to the Venetian ambassador Cappello, the duke had tried to murder Cesare first.
  • It sometimes charges the hunter without provocation, and is very dangerous when wounded.
  • Other writings which he had finished, or on which he must have been engaged about this time, were not made public till after his death - the king apparently having made it the price of his protection that no fresh provocation should be offered to the popular sentiment.
  • French patriotic feeling, suspicious, angry and alarmed, needed only a slight provocation to cause it to blaze up into an uncontrollable fever for war.