Sentence Examples


  • Deidre didn't move, afraid of provoking him.
  • Deidre suspected the result of provoking either man was death to someone.
  • To the situation defined by concordat, however, succeeds another situation, more or less uncertain and more or less strained, in which the two powers legislate separately on mixed matters, sometimes not without provoking conflicts.
  • The whole story was most probably the creation of imaginations stimulated by torture and despair, unless it was a deliberate fiction set forth for the purpose of provoking hostility against the Jews.
  • I pointed this out to everybody with provoking persistency, but no one seemed equal to the task of providing the doll with eyes.

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