Republican provocateur John Bolton even claimed that Obama had “a post-alliance policy.”
These are the works of Ralph Steadman, legendary artist and provocateur.
Lars von Trier, the terribly talented Danish provocateur, is quite a character.
He is also, as he must be, the gay man as truthteller, provocateur, vulnerable misfit.
DONETSK, Ukraine—He reaches into his pocket to pull out a Ukrainian passport and opens it to prove he is no Russian provocateur.
You had to point out to them several times that it was Oswald who was the Castro provocateur, so to say, and not you?
The Whites put up a provocateur as before a pogrom in Russia.
More than once the charge of being a provocateur was leveled at Lenine and at Trotzky, but without justification, apparently.
The provocateur is rewarded with greater liberty and special privileges.
A few detectives had also managed to find their way here, and there was even one provocateur.
1915 (Emma Goldman), shortened form of agent provocateur "person hired to make trouble" (1845), from French provocateur, from Latin provocator "challenger," from provocare "to call out" (see provoke).