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without provocation

Without cause. For no apparent reason. Pam shrieked in surprise when the cat leapt onto her without provocation. I knew I wasn't speeding, so as far as I could tell—the officer pulled me over without provocation.
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We see yesterday's attempt to attack the Russian military at the Humaymim base as another link in the chain of ongoing and, perhaps, staged provocations involving terrorists and extremists from the Syrian opposition aimed at disrupting the positive trends in the development of the situation in Syria and, in particular, at creating obstacles to convening and holding the Syrian National Dialogue Congress in Sochi on January 29-30," she said.
But even if it does carry one out, it may opt for a low-level provocation during the Olympics period.
The DPRK must now realize that provocations will only bring diplomatic isolation and economic hardship, and that only the abandonment of its nuclear and ballistic missile programs can ensure its security and economic development.
But after a trial at the High Court in Glasgow, jurors unanimously convicted Kirkwood of the lesser offence of culpable homicide under provocation.
SEUL (CyHAN)- SEOUL -- South Korea's top military officer on Friday warned the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) of "a harsh price" for any further provocations.
This is the second major Turkish provocation in the Aegean in the past two months.
Researchers found however that this aggressive behaviour occurred when people were subjected to provocation in a way that was not a clear-cut insult.
According to him, the cause of the conflict which previously occurred in Batken region is not a provocation.
Faced with escalating provocation from Pyongyang, Washington is stepping up pressure on the country by sending B-52 strategic bombers to join U.
Summary: Seoul: South Korean President Park Geun-Hye vowed "strong retaliation" Monday to any provocation by North .
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel vowed Thursday in a phone conversation to make a "strong response" to any North Korean military provocation, South Korea's defense ministry spokesman told a news briefing.
Warren Faulkener, 41, of Webb Avenue, Seaham, has been charged with fear/ provocation of violence and possessing a controlled drug, and an 18-year-old male has been given a caution for fear/ provocation of violence.
Apres l'echec du tir, la Maison Blanche a condamne [beaucoup moins que]une provocation qui menace la securite regionale, viole la loi internationale et contredit (les) engagements recents[beaucoup plus grand que] du pays.