not provoked by anything done or said
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How to use unprovoked in a sentence
Her first celebrity beef began when Snoop Dogg started Instagramming some pretty vile things about her, seemingly unprovoked.Solange Smacks Jay Z, Legolas Slaps Bieber, and the Biggest Celebrity Feuds of the Year | Amy Zimmerman | December 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
One such pupil, unprovoked, wrote “Death to the Arabs” in the thread.Racism and Religious Zionist Youth Movements: Own Up | Dr. Assaf David | May 30, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
He does not want to join my reader in describing U.S. actions in Afghanistan and Pakistan as "unprovoked."Partisanship too Far? Republicans Shouldn't Stand With Rand | David Frum | March 11, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
But Palestinians said a video of the entire incident showed that the violence by soldiers was unprovoked.Mira Ten-Hagen’s Viral Video: Israel and Foreign Activists Clash | Dan Ephron | April 17, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
But contemporaries had qualms about launching unprovoked attacks.
I have been asked why I "interfered in things beyond my sphere," and why I made "an unprovoked attack" upon religion.God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
Have you any plea to urge beyond the natural one of her seemingly unprovoked desertion of you?The Mayor's Wife | Anna Katherine Green
And upon his release he complained that the attack was unprovoked.Ramsey Milholland | Booth Tarkington
Did not this excellent young man, about three years ago, perpetrate an unprovoked and brutal assault on your son?
There are, however, many instances of entirely unprovoked assaults on vessels at sea.Tales of Fishes | Zane Grey