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preposition as in behind

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It’s true that the Kennedy administration instigated use of the doctrine against right-wing radio, whereas it was less often used as a tool against liberal speech.

Nor do I believe that was what the president was instigating.

Instigating military involvement without considering these issues is nothing more than a short-sighted action.

Australian brand Solid Gold Bomb was caught hawking rape-themed T-shirts on Amazon's UK site, instigating public horror.

Bakkar and his fellow Salafists were blamed by some for instigating the chaos, though they condemned the violence from the start.

But he said he later saw a police report accusing him of instigating the violence and organizing a riot outside the courtroom.

The Hotri, the immortal god goes in front with his secret power, instigating the sacrifices.

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

He has so far succeeded in instigating the Boer nation to acts which involve the forfeiture of their special heirlooms.

After lunch Lady Carbury strolled about with her son, instigating him to go over at once to Caversham.

One would never suspect, when reading it, that Germany had played any part in instigating the negotiation.


On this page you'll find 6 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to instigating, such as: causing, at the bottom of, concerning the circumstances, initiating, and responsible for.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.