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The question is, whether he be guilty as joining with him, or instigating of him?

Stevens was charged with instigating riots and barn-burnings.

The bards have ever been foremost in instigating insurrections in Wales.

For a long time Cetchwayo had been instigating rebellion and preparing for war.

His merit in that eminence was, by instigating a tyrant to injustice, to provoke a people to rebellion.

At that time the road to learning was strewed neither with flowers nor palm-leaves, but with the instigating birch.

Germany instigating Russian Navy to raid your shipping on the pretext of contraband.

It is impossible to ascribe this profusion to any other motive than that of instigating the Indians to take up the tomahawk.

Education has been calumniated with the charge of instigating the rebellion and shocking outrages of the slaves in St. Domingo.

Her moral warmth was ready and waiting for the instigating subject, but of course she was unconscious of the goad within.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, back-formation from instigation or else from Latin instigatus, past participle of instigare "to urge on, incite" (see instigation). Related: Instigated; instigates; instigating.

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