Each has sworn that the other struck the first blow; each has sworn that the other made an unprovoked
assault on him.
From his point of view, the assault was unprovoked
. He was staring at her with bristling hair, recognizing her for what she was, a cat, when she sprang again, her tail the size of a large man's arm, all claws and spitting fury and vindictiveness.
Jukes, exasperated by this unprovoked
attack, broke the needle at the second stitch, and dropping his work got up and cursed the heat in a violent undertone.
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.
In this way outrages are frequently committed on the natives by thoughtless or mischievous white men; the Indians retaliate according to a law of their code, which requires blood for blood; their act, of what with them is pious vengeance, resounds throughout the land, and is represented as wanton and unprovoked
; the neighborhood is roused to arms; a war ensues, which ends in the destruction of half the tribe, the ruin of the rest, and their expulsion from their hereditary homes.
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.