One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘To a significant degree, the victim was an initiator, willing participant, aggressor, or provoker of the incident.’
- ‘The anxiety provokers - media, politicians, and arm chair generals - increase our level of fear, often for self-serving reasons.’
- ‘But he was no foolish provoker of hostility and was content to pay up when the toll collectors arrived with weaponry.’
- ‘As the family enacts various events or uses role play, the therapist may ask questions, direct interactions, or make comments, acting as a reporter, involved audience provoker, or director.’
- ‘That guy is a provoker, a really bad person, but the way I see it, the more I talk about it, the more he gets what he wants.’
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