• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Incitative A provocative; an incitant; a stimulant.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n incitative A provocative; a stimulant; an incitant.
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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.”


In literature:

The bigots who incited that crime had studied well the principles of successful warfare.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume VIII" by John Lord
Carolina, too, was early among the prominent orators who incited opposition to the Stamp Act and other oppressive measures.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume XI" by John Lord
But the incitement must be deliberate and direct.
"A History of Freedom of Thought" by John Bagnell Bury
Know that 'tis an offence against the law to incite a slave to revolt.
"A Set of Rogues" by Frank Barrett
Vengeance upon external or Nationalist rebels is incited by racial antipathy.
"Essays in Rebellion" by Henry W. Nevinson
This motive, conjoining with the prospect of the proffered reward, was an incitement too powerful for him to resist.
"Caleb Williams" by William Godwin
Look to it then, what farther insults you offer me, or incite him to offer me.
"Clarissa, Volume 6 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
ADIC'IA, wife of the soldan, who incites him to distress the kingdom of Mercilla.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1" by The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
In fact, the members needed no great incitement.
"Abraham Lincoln, A History, Volume 2" by John George Nicolay and John Hay
Which bidding Irby might easily have incited, by telegraph, had Flora let him.
"Kincaid's Battery" by George W. Cable
This is a lying spirit, sly and sinister, Its promise false, its loud incitements vain.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 99, July 19, 1890" by Various
The Crusaders fought with a blind fury, which fanaticism and suffering alike incited.
"The Illustrated London Reading Book" by Various
It may be objected, that expenditure incurred even for pure enjoyment promotes production indirectly, by inciting to exertion.
"Essays on some unsettled Questions of Political Economy" by John Stuart Mill
I seem to see in my mind's eye Henry V. trying to rally his comrades about him and incite them to combat.
"The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912" by Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone
By the elbow she incited the doctor to keep on rotating.
"V. V.'s Eyes" by Henry Sydnor Harrison
Was it somewhat else that incited this elemental rage?
"The Mississippi Bubble" by Emerson Hough
Sophia was their inspiring genius, inciting and directing them through her emissaries.
"The Empire of Russia" by John S. C. Abbott
Mr Walter Long will be vindicating the cause of law and order in one sentence, and inciting "Ulster" to bloodshed in the next.
"The Open Secret of Ireland" by T. M. Kettle
Perhaps they were incited to this by those traders who brought the European goods I mentioned amongst us.
"The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African" by Olaudah Equiano
By the flight of Chief Ybarat, the captain feared lest he should go to incite to rebellion the villages that he had left quiet behind.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898: Volume XIV., 1606-1609" by Various

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:

Razan Ghazzawi, a U.S.-born Syrian blogger, is charged by Syrian authorities with trying to incite sectarian strife.
The Israeli "crimes" raised by Aftonbladet are precisely the kind of rationale used by terrorists to incite violence against Jews.
Connecticut man charged with inciting violence against state lawmakers.
Harold "Hal" Turner, a blogger, is booked on an incitement charge in Hartford, Conn.
The Obama Administration's "Racial Incitement ".
As presidential candidates fight for the support of women voters, Rep Joe Walsh, R-Ill. On Thursday incited the wrath of women's groups on Thursday when he argued that abortion is never necessary to save a woman's life.
The Genocide Convention criminalizes not only various acts of genocide, but also (Article III) conspiracy to commit genocide and direct and public incitement to commit genocide.
No justification for inciting violence.
Romney has indicated that the crude film made specifically to insult Muslims and incite violence is protected by our principle of free speech.
But Europe's siding with Israel on Gaza may incite European Muslims to hostility.
Obama "You Didn't Build That" Comment Incites Class Warfare .
As Mr Oliver was inciting his food revolution, I was flying round the country inciting a revolution of my own: a shoe revolution.
ROME — Italian police have blocked access to a white supremacist website and arrested four people for allegedly inciting racial hatred and spreading anti-Semitism.
(AP) — A white supremacist gang has been linked to several assaults in Pendleton, but the town's police chief has cautioned locals against any worries that supposed members of the European Kindred were inciting a wave of violence.
Something that incites or rouses to action.

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