PROVOKE has been recently used in news headlines. Please see the examples below
Examples and usage of PROVOKE in a sentence
To better understand the meaning of PROVOKE, certain examples of its usage are presented.Examples from famous English prose on the use of the word PROVOKE
"It might provoke them"- The word/phrase 'provoke' was used by 'J. K. Rowling' in 'Harry potter and the chamber of secrets'.
"Snape was trying to provoke him into telling the truth"- 'J. K. Rowling' has used the provoke in the novel Harry potter and the prisoner of azkaban.
"He knew snape was trying to provoke him; he had done this before"- To understand the meaning of provoke, please see the following usage by J. K. Rowling in Harry potter and the goblet of fire.
PROVOKE usage in Proverbs/Idioms
Usage of "PROVOKE": Examples from famous English Poetry
"Can honour’s voice provoke the silent dust"
- This term provoke was used by Thomas Gray in the Poem Elegy written in a country churchyard.
"Why with such earnest pains dost thou provoke"
- This term provoke was used by William Wordsworth in the Poem Ode.
"What! out of senseless nothing to provoke"
- This term provoke was used by Edward Fitzgerald in the Poem The rubáiyát of omar khayyám.