They apologized for “poor judgment,” then essentially retracted the apology by claiming Wolf's aide was provoked.
Parry acknowledged that the Krim tragedy has provoked anxiety among parents.
"Everybody in the E.U. was surprised by the fuss it provoked," said a European diplomat with knowledge of the proceedings.
Everyone out there who says, “Charlie Hebdo provoked,” is making the same fundamental error.
Nevertheless, Flory may have provoked the police in more ways than one.
Tempy Ann laughed in her shaky way—which always made me provoked.
I had no more fear, as every one had gone too far and provoked me too much.
To you the attitude of mind which provoked this cry may seem as natural as it was sanitary.
But he was now determined not to be provoked by any thing I could say or look.
That such a policy should have aroused much popular opposition and provoked bitter criticism was to be expected.