• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Incitant Inciting; stimulating.
    • n Incitant That which incites; an inciting agent or cause; a stimulant.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n incitant That which incites or stimulates to action; an exciting cause.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Incitant that which incites: a stimulant
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  • Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
    “This is the curse of an evil deed, that it incites and must bring forth more evil.”
  • John Updike
    “Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. incitans, -antis, p. pr. of incitare,. See Incite
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. incitārein, in, citāre, to rouse—ciēre, to put in motion.


In literature:

But if he did not come to incite the people against the Temple, for what did he come?
"The Brook Kerith" by George Moore
Great splendour in our court would incite competition.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol XII." by Arthur Mee
Unbend the strong bows of those who incite demons against us.
"Sacred Books of the East" by Various
His body was neglected in order to make him angry, so to incite him to vengeance.
"The Head Hunters of Northern Luzon From Ifugao to Kalinga" by Cornelis De Witt Willcox
The sense of hearing is the primary incitation to the voice.
"The Brain and the Voice in Speech and Song" by F. W. Mott
It was you who incited me to devote myself to her.
"The Great Prince Shan" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
So I mercilessly slander all heiresses and capricious women of fashion that I may incite Roger's confidant to relate me my own history.
"The Cross of Berny" by Emile de Girardin
Thus Luther's was the voice that cried in the wilderness, inciting a vast host for whom centuries had been preparing.
"A Short History of Monks and Monasteries" by Alfred Wesley Wishart
It seems impossible to believe that these are the men whom Irish patriots incite to mutiny.
"In the Ranks of the C.I.V." by Erskine Childers
It was chiefly pity that incited her to this.
"The American Baron" by James De Mille
What could have incited it?
"Out of the Ashes" by Ethel Watts Mumford
There is a point at which terror may turn to madness; and madness incites to action.
"The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Vol. II: In the Midst of Life: Tales of Soldiers and Civilians" by Ambrose Bierce
What incitement to heroism?
"The Freethinker's Text Book, Part II." by Annie Besant
He, himself, flung broadcast the fires of burning incitation without heeding or caring whither the flames might reach.
"The Waters of Edera" by Louise de la Ramée, a.k.a. Ouida
The conduct to which such a hope should incite.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)" by Alexander Maclaren
He went much to theaters, and what he saw there incited him to masturbation.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
One of these, while the diver was engaged, incited by its fearless curiosity, slipped up and touched him with its cold nose.
"Lippincott's Magazine Of Popular Literature And Science, No. 23, February, 1873, Vol. XI. No. 23." by Various
What sport but understands These for incitements!
"The Unknown Eros" by Coventry Patmore
The men here to-night, whom you are inciting to theft and brutal murder, know me.
"The Man in the Twilight" by Ridgwell Cullum
There was evidence that one girl had incited seven boys to sexual misbehaviour on the way home from a co-educational school.
"Report of the Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents" by Oswald Chettle Mazengarb et al.

In poetry:

We thank thee for the stronger stroke
Ourselves delivered and incurred
When—thine incitement half unheard—
The chains we riveted we broke.
"Invocation" by Ambrose Bierce
You'll find young Paullus passing fair,
Modest, refined, and tony;
Go, now, incite the favored wight!
With Venus for a crony
He'll outshine all at feast and ball
And conversazione!
"To Mother Venus" by Eugene Field
A lovely bird; the garden's pride;
Nurs'd with the utmost care,
No flow'r, in all the gardens wide;
Incited hopes so rare:
Each passing day develops more
Each beauty, than the day before.
"To Miss Annie Eliza M'Namee" by David John Scott
For Max, thy brother-dog, began
To flag, and feel his narrowing span.
And cold, besides, his blue blood ran,
Since, 'gainst the classes, He heard, of late, the Grand Old Man Incite the masses.
"Kaiser Dead" by Matthew Arnold
An equal power of Love I've seen,
Incite the deer to scour the green,
And chase his barking foe.
Sometimes has Love, with greater might,
To challenge—nay—sometimes—to fight,
Provoked the enamour'd beau.
"Love and Music. Written at Oxford, When Young" by William Shenstone
Such is the will, the cruel will, of love-inciting Venus,
Who takes delight in wanton sport and ill-considered jokes,
And brings ridiculous misfits beneath her brazen yokes,--
A very infelicitous proceeding, just between us.
"To Albius Tibullus" by Roswell Martin Field

In news:

When Link Wray released the thrilling, ominous "Rumble" in 1958, it became one of the only instrumentals ever to be banned from radio play – for fear that it might incite gang violence.
Four Chinese immigrant bus drivers accused of inciting the city-state's first labor strike in 26 years have been granted bail in a case that highlighted growing social friction caused by an influx of foreign labor.
Man killed in " Bigfoot Hoax" incites an ethical debate.
Last night, I opined that hate speech is a violent act because it incites people to harm the target of the speech.
His words amount to genocide incitation.
Indict Ahmadenijad for inciting genocide against Israel.
Those terms include a prohibition against threats of violence or incitement to commit violence.
I'm a liberal and I hate Fox News because they incite irrational fear, spread hatred , create confusion, induce panic, capitalize on paranoia and not only distort the truth but just plain makes things up to promote their own agenda.
House GOP "fiscal cliff" offer incites conservative ire .
Steve Harris of Iron Maiden incites the crowd on stage at St Pete Times Forum in Tampa on Sunday, April 17.
Marion Lipschutz and Rose Rosenblatt are partners in Incite Pictures and Cine Qua Non.
Despite the Wall Street Journal's frightening front page story, the paper failed to incite a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte panic.
Mandatory flu shots for health care workers continue to incite controversy.
Kelly Osbourne's $250,000 Manicure Incites Outrage – Photo of the Week.
"Journalists and pundits should not manufacture a blood libel that serves only to incite the very hatred and violence they purport to condemn".

In science:

This non monotonous variation of the probability peak f (xt ) with the shape parameter σ2 with a minimum in σ2 = 1, incites to consider three qualitative classes of lognormal distributions, that will be used in the next sections.
Broad distribution effects in sums of lognormal random variables
The dual fragmentation and coagulation operators that were defined in the preceding section incite us to introduce Markov fragmentation and coagulation chains in duality by time-reversal.
Dual random fragmentation and coagulation and an application to the genealogy of Yule processes
We will see how this can incite some trouble when determining numerical solutions.
Relativistic Springs
Tension makes movement difficult, which then incites more fear in the player.
Music in Terms of Science
This is a strong incitation to pursue further the investigations on the merits and possible illnesses of this regularisation scheme in the context of the LC formalism of fi eld theories.
Fields on Paracompact Manifold and Anomalies
As modest increase in neutrino luminosity during the epoch when the stalled bounce shock is being reheated (tpb < 1 s) will incite the explosion.197 As the supernova occurs, neutrinos will oscillate and even be affected by MSW resonances.
Neutrino Experiments
The proliferation of the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) in Internet communications today incites the research community to further extend its use in mobile and wireless networks.
TCP over 3G links: Problems and Solutions
This incited theorists to a torrent of guessworks about the protons spin, which is the source of its magnetic moment and associated g-factor.
The proton gyromagnetic g-factor: an electromagnetic model
The seminal works of Axelrod and Nowak and May incited the researchers to investigate the population structures with local interactions that model various real social structures with sometimes astonishing accuracy.
Cooperative quantum Parrondo's games
Sturmfels for inciting this collaboration, and R.
Extending Triangulations and Semistable Reduction