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The police fired on the demonstrators without provocation of any kindHenry provoked his brother into fighting by teasing him, and then pulling his hair.

The police fired on the demonstrators without provocation of any kind.

The politician has made a number of provocative speeches which have drawn the anger of civil rights activists throughout the country.

Some guy at a bar tried to provoke him into a fight, but he wouldn't go for it.

The attack on the Amritsar temple provoked intense outrage among Sikhs throughout the world.

The young boy was provoked into stealing a car by his new friends.

She wore a tight, low-cut sweater, which was quite provocative.

She continually provokes her little brother by telling him how stupid he is.

Seneca once said that anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.

Experts say that many shark attacks are caused by people getting too close to sharks, or provoking and threatening them.

In rare instances, wounded or provoked lions may attack human beings.

The United States has said that it will not defend the island of Taiwan if it begins an unprovoked war of independence.

The human rights organization Amnesty International maintains that execution is an act of violence, and violence tends to provoke violence.

Most snakes that live near water are harmless, though some are easily provoked to bite.

Don't provoke that dog or he may bite you.

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