Usage examples for provocative

  1. If we had only succeeded in perceiving the wisdom and calm, purposeful order of existence which the Stoics, amid so much that is perverse, unhealthy, and provocative of contradiction, nevertheless set above everything else! – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. Her wild, provocative beauty seemed to light up the whole wintry scene; and the few passers- by, each and all, stopped to stare at her. – The Case of Richard Meynell by Mrs. Humphrey Ward
  3. Two of us played in that provocative June. – The Boss of Little Arcady by Harry Leon Wilson