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provoke

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Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.
Henry Miller
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Verb

Infinitive
to provoke

Third person singular
provokes and provoketh

Simple past
provoked

Past participle
-

Present participle
provoking

to provoke (third-person singular simple present provokes and provoketh, present participle provoking, simple past and past participle provoked)
  1. (transitive) to cause (a person) to become annoyed or angry.
    Don't provoke the dog, it may try to bite you.
  2. (transitive) to bring about a reaction.

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