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  1. 1. The act of instigating, or the state of being instigated; incitement; esp. to evil or wickedness.

instigation - examples of usage

  1. At Harley's instigation Swift wrote an " advice" to these hot partisans, beseeching them to have patience and trust the Ministry, and everything that they wished would happen in due time. - "Daniel Defoe", William Minto.
  2. It was on the day following this that Jack Nugent, at his sister's instigation, made an attempt to avenge the family honour. - "At Sunwich Port, Complete", W.W. Jacobs.
  3. Brunell, you forged the signature to the mortgage on Pennington Lawton's home, at Paddington's instigation?" - "The Crevice", William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander.
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