He has committed a violent and unprovoked
assault on me.
From his point of view, the assault was unprovoked
The attack was so unprovoked
that Stroeve, taken unawares, was defenceless.
He grew still more irritable, and it was Princess Mary who generally bore the brunt of his frequent fits of unprovoked
Who can wonder at the deadly hatred of the Typees to all foreigners after such unprovoked
She shuddered at the unprovoked
wrath which blazed up like the spontaneous kindling of flames and she grew faint at the fearful merriment raging miserably around her.
By this unprovoked
and unjustifiable act, our venerable friend had suffered a fracture of one of its rungs.
This policy was defeated by Cleomenes, king of Sparta, who was led by his ambition to make an unprovoked
attack on his neighbors, the Achaeans, and who, as an enemy to Macedon, had interest enough with the Egyptian and Syrian princes to effect a breach of their engagements with the league.
We never go to war with them if we can help it, on account of their dangerous horns; but this insult was so great and so unprovoked
that our brave men decided to fight, in order to be revenged," said the woman.
Scorn, bitterness, unprovoked
malignity, gratuitous desire of ill, ridicule of whatever was good and holy, all awoke to tempt, even while they frightened him.
The sense of all this having been gone through as if in one great rush of imagination is all the stronger in the distance of time, because it had something of that quality even then: of fate unprovoked
, of events that didn't cast any shadow before.
Permit me to inquire the name of the magistrate who offers a gratuitous and unprovoked
insult to a respectable person, under the protection of the bench.