Examples of provocative in a Sentence
a thoughtful and provocative book
It was one of his more provocative suggestions.
She was wearing a very provocative outfit.
Recent Examples of provocative from the Web
The new permanent exhibit, created in partnership with the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, offers a provocative look at the evolution of dinosaurs into modern-day birds.
Skylight Theatre Company, next door to Skylight Books in Los Feliz, has been a home for provocative theater for more than 30 years.
After a year of hurling threats and insults at each other, as well as provocative military actions that nearly brought the two countries to war, the two leaders will sit down to begin a process of halting North Korea’s nuclear program.
Mr Finer builds on a provocative paper by Anna Cieslak of Duke University, and Adair Morse and Annette Vissing-Jorgensen of the University of California at Berkeley.
Dragonman gives his provocative interviews to most anyone who washes up; customers come and go down the long dirt driveway.
Provocations Salvini made his name with a series of provocative statements against migrants, Muslims and his own compatriots.
Lawyer Downing and Judge Jackson have clashed over the attorney’s provocative public statements, Manafort’s own ghostwritten opinion piece in Ukraine and even the format of the court filings submitted by the defense.
Perry expounds on that thought by providing a history lesson on black activism, delivered through provocative vignettes.
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