Don Quixote was mightily provoked by this answer, and seizing the mule by the bridle he said, "Halt, and be more mannerly, and render an account of what I have asked of you; else, take my defiance to combat, all of you."
They see the sufferings and privations of these laborers and theirchildren, their aged, their wives, and their sick, they know thepunishments inflicted on those who resist this organized plunder,and far from decreasing, far from concealing their luxury, theyinsolently display it before these oppressed laborers who hatethem, as though intentionally provoking them with the pomp oftheir parks and palaces, their theaters, hunts, and races.
The difficulty here would be to decideprecisely what incident did provoke the war, since whenever waris declared there are very many such incidents, and one wouldhave to decide from which to reckon the two months’ interval.)
19:078:040 How oft did they provoke him in the wilderness, and grieve him in the desert!
28:012:014 Ephraim provoked him to anger most bitterly: therefore shall he leave his blood upon him, and his reproach shall his LORD return unto him.
Speech is the twin of my vision, it is unequal to measure itself, It provokes me forever, it says sarcastically, Walt you contain enough, why don't you let it out then?
If I were to be raided as an author of computer-crime manuals, the loss of my feeble word-processor would likely provoke more snickers than sympathy.
As usual with decided characters, Bathsheba invari- ably provoked the criticism of individuals like Henery Fray.
He wanted to rise to the surface of the waves and harpoon the monsters, especially certain smooth-hound sharks whose mouths were paved with teeth arranged like a mosaic, and some big five-meter tiger sharks that insisted on personally provoking him.
The Japanese government profited by a quite unimportant incident, undoubtedly provoked by the Japanese, in order to extend its dominion a little further.
Their kindness naturally provokes his kindness.
If I squint hard enough, I even glimpse Theseus offering us up in sacrifice, deliberately provoking Rorschach to retaliation with that final approach.
Heathcliff had never been heard of since the evening of the thunder-storm; and, one day, I had the misfortune, when she had provoked me exceedingly, to lay the blame of his disappearance on her: where indeed it belonged, as she well knew.
It is, in fact, stated, that it was of enormous size, hooked in the middle, covered with warts, and of a mulberry colour like an egg-plant; it hung down two fingers' length below his mouth, and the size, the colour, the warts, and the bend of it, made his face so hideous, that Sancho, as he looked at him, began to tremble hand and foot like a child in convulsions, and he vowed in his heart to let himself be given two hundred buffets, sooner than be provoked to fight that monster.
In one respect I shall certainly provoke criticism.