The cookie-cutter predictability of hyper-partisan talk radio talking points is provoking a backlash.
At that spot, the danger of provoking catastrophe is greatest.
The activists are hoping to put a spotlight on the Gaza blockade by provoking another confrontation on the high seas.
“You go around sashaying around in your tight clothes,” he yells at her, provoking her defiant response that modeling is her life.
The government wanted to avoid "making the public uneasy or provoking North Korea," according to the paper.
"Of course you will, dear," Mrs. Hockin replied, with provoking acquiescence.
She smiled with the provoking mirthfulness of a mischievous child.
It was provoking, and a more uneasy set of men than that schooner's crew I never saw.
But it was provoking to be flouted, so politely too, by that whelp of the Golden Dog!
It really is too provoking that you should have stayed so long, when you knew that I particularly wanted you to-day.'
1520s, "that incites or instigates," present participle adjective from provoke. Meaning "irritating, frustrating" is attested from 1640s. Related: Provokingly.