instigation

[ in-sti-gey-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF instigation

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His feelings had been played upon by the owner of the Indian, at Langdon's instigation.

Her mother, at the instigation of Antony Harlowe, forbids their correspondence.

If so, why at the instigation of the Continent order 100,000 breechloaders?

Another was published in 1783 at Benjamin Franklin's own instigation.

We turned mutineers at your instigation, and what have we made of it?

But he in his turn perished at the instigation of a Habsburger.

For this the King at my instigation had caused them to be whipped.

Wherefore I think thou sufferest these things by her instigation.

You believe, then, that those consultations I have had with the doctor are at his own instigation?

At the instigation of Dibbarra, Ishum enters this city and destroys it.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Middle French instigation and directly from Latin instigationem (nominative instigatio), noun of action from past participle stem of instigare "urge on, incite," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + *stigare, a root meaning "to prick," from PIE root *steig- "to prick, stick, pierce" (see stick (v.)).

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