What does the word unprovoked mean?

Usage examples for unprovoked

  1. The bear- who would otherwise have left the alligator to himself- became so infuriated at this unprovoked assault, that he turned and sprang upon his new enemy, seizing him round the body in a firm hug. – The Boy Hunters by Captain Mayne Reid
  2. The jealousy which at that time existed between the clerical and the secular powers, brought a number of neighbouring knights to his side as allies, and the count began his unprovoked quarrel by taking a castle at Treves on the Moselle by storm. – Legends of the Rhine by Wilhelm Ruland
  3. It was an entirely unprovoked attack. – Love of Brothers by Katharine Tynan
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