Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
References in periodicals archive ?
The detainees were provoked when the management of the detention centre banned them from playing and smoking.
They know what makes me react and they have provoked me.
Provoked vestibulodynia (PVD) is the most common subtype of vulvodynia, and it involves pain that is localized at the vaginal opening and triggered by sexual intercourse, said Kelly B.
But the remark provoked noisy protests from the conference as delegates interrupted the minister with shouting and jeering.
He was responding to the Archbishop of Canterbury's remarks on Sharia law that have provoked a storm of criticism.
US-based researcher David Strovny believes the intense feelings provoked by a curry mimic sexual arousal.
s attorney says a voluntary manslaughter finding better suits the facts of the case because the boy was provoked by an older, bigger boy, who shoved him at least twice -- and that the Antelope Valley Juvenile Court judge abused his discretion in sending a 13-year-old with no prior criminal record to a California Youth Authority facility.
The FCC says all America is provoked to "violent resentment" over bullshit.
Most women are not, by nature, physically aggressive, unless sorely provoked.
Fifty years after Kinsey provoked the wrath of mainstream America we find ourselves in a parallel universe where the cultural wars over sex and sex education are as fresh as the evening news.
Consider the fearful danger you are in: it is a great furnace of wrath, a wide and bottomless pit, full of the fire of wrath, that you are held over in the hand of that God, whose wrath is provoked and incensed as much against you, as against many of the damned in hell.
When I was in Scandinavia last spring promoting Nickel and Dimed, interviewers kept asking me to tell them about the "debate" my book had provoked in the United States.