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proh vo kuh tiv lee

  • r  in a provocative manner
    `Try it,' he said provocatively

  • He added, provocatively, that Israel was not bound by the Annapolis framework of November 2007, when Israeli, American and (moderate) Arab leaders agreed that the Palestine-Israel .
  • And it makes sense to author Gregg Easterbrook, who stirred the blogosphere this week with an article about the study on Slate, provocatively (and perhaps irresponsibly .
  • Most provocatively, there is the revelation of Nellies racism, after she discovers that her French dreamboat has fathered two mixed-race children.
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  • Robert W. Fogel, Nobel-laureate economist, dies at 86
    NEW YORK — Robert W. Fogel — a Nobel-laureate economist whose number-crunching empiricism upended established thinking, most provocatively about the economics of slavery — died Tuesday in Oak Lawn, Ill. He was 86.        
    June 13, 2013 - Boston Globe
  • UW senior accused of raping 12-year-old girl
    SEATTLE (AP) — A 22-year-old University of Washington senior is accused of raping a 12-year-old girl he met in Seattle's University District. Court documents say Omar Abdelbadie saw the girl walking on The Ave Sunday and talked to her because she was dressed provocatively. They smoked marijuana and had sex at his apartment.
    June 12, 2013 - The Wenatchee World
  • UW dean’s list student arrested in child rape investigation
    Omar Abdelbadie, a 22-year-old neurobiology major and member of the dean's list, was arrested by Seattle police Monday night for investigation of raping a 12-year-old girl at his apartment near campus Sunday. According to court documents, Abdelbadie first saw the girl walking on “The Ave” in the University District. “He thought she was dressed provocatively," according to the police report. The ...
    June 12, 2013 - KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma

  • Tommy Burns in CNN International
    Someone came down with a steward's badge on, looking to bring a policeman into it and accusing Garry of sticking his two fingers up provocatively,said Celtic coach Tommy Burns. "Gordon knew that wasn't the case and that the steward was...
  • John Howard in San Diego Union Tribune
    I want to assure the Australian people that the government will use its majority in the Senate very carefully, very wisely and not provocatively,Howard told reporters in Sydney.
  • John Updike in Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    Writing on novelists of the 1950s, John Updike described O'Connor's fiction as "Christian orthodoxy eminently, provocatively represented."

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