INSTIGATE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of INSTIGATE
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 v.  goad or urge forward; provoke; incite
Classic Sentence:
1  I suspect a hoax is intended, but the instigators of it little knew whom they had to deal with.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 46. Unlimited Credit.
2  Sometimes, indeed, he left marks in writing on the barks of the trees or cut in stone that guided me and instigated my fury.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 24
3  After a slight repose, during which the spirits of the dead hovered round and instigated me to toil and revenge, I prepared for my journey.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 24
4  Yet why the sight of him should have instigated that sudden rush of blood she could not tell.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 4: 3 She Goes Out to Battle against Depression
5  He was close enough to see this, and the sight instigated his tongue.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5: 3 Eustacia Dresses Herself on a Black Morning
6  On the contrary, it seemed, that mainly at Steelkilt's instigation, they had resolved to maintain the strictest peacefulness, obey all orders to the last, and, when the ship reached port, desert her in a body.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
7  It was at his instigation that Mrs. Highcamp called to ask her to go with them to the Jockey Club to witness the turf event of the season.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In XXV
8  Suddenly it struck me that this might be the moment and means of my doom; I was to be given to the wolves, and at my own instigation.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IV
9  The young people, at the countess' instigation, gathered round the clavichord and harp.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XX
Example Sentence:
1  Rumors of police corruption led the mayor to instigate an investigation into the department's activities.
2  India's first independence movement against the British started in 1857 and is widely regarded to have been instigated by Mangal Pandey, an Indian soldier in the British East India Company.
3  An appeal fund was launched at the instigation of the President.