• WordNet 3.6
    • n instigant someone who deliberately foments trouble "she was the instigator of their quarrel"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n instigant An instigator.
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In literature:

This plot, however, was circumvented and the instigators of the crime were punished.
"De Orbe Novo, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Trans. by Francis Augustus MacNutt
What grief, what resentment instigated you?
"History of Rome, Vol III" by Titus Livius
The extraordinary and incongruous building in the Steyne known as the Pavilion was built by Nash at the instigation of George IV.
"Seaward Sussex" by Edric Holmes
That money enabled me at once to return to Warsaw, where I consummated the instigation of the Demon.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 17, No. 481, March 19, 1831" by Various
Spain, instigates Indians to hostilities, ii.
"George Washington, Vol. I" by Henry Cabot Lodge
Spain, instigates Indians to hostilities, ii.
"George Washington, Vol. II" by Henry Cabot Lodge
Austria undoubtedly annexed Bosnia at Germany's instigation.
"The Roll-Call" by Arnold Bennett
It was she who, at Concepcion's instigation, had had him put in the committee.
"The Pretty Lady" by Arnold E. Bennett
It is evident that you were the instigator, and something more than the instigator, too.
"Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories" by Edited by Julian Hawthorne
The question is then raised as to what is wrong with it and the inductive process is instigated.
"How to Teach" by George Drayton Strayer and Naomi Norsworthy
He had been scourged, how many times, at the instigation of the Jews?
"The Brook Kerith" by George Moore
The Hotri, the immortal god goes in front with his secret power, instigating the sacrifices.
"Sacred Books of the East" by Various
Introduced here by Crevel, he had accepted him, at her instigation, as his model and master.
"Poor Relations" by Honore de Balzac
She was even treated with harshness and violence, which were in no degree instigated by Madame.
"Memoirs And Historical Chronicles Of The Courts Of Europe" by Various
These people were at that time instigated by the French to attack our plantations on the main near which they lay.
"Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences" by Arthur L. Hayward
That the English king was instigated in his efforts by the Pope is perfectly clear.
"Is Ulster Right?" by Anonymous
If so, was it, as he claims, at the instigation of Albert T. Patrick?
"True Stories of Crime From the District Attorney's Office" by Arthur Train
At his instigation, we have sworn upon the altars eternal war.
"A Short History of Monks and Monasteries" by Alfred Wesley Wishart
Alphonse's prayer for peace might have been instigated by thoughts of his own needs as well as those of humanity.
"Charles the Bold" by Ruth Putnam
It was by his intrigues that the revolt of Sicily was instigated.
"Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 419, New Series, January 10, 1852" by Various

In poetry:

The British dash at Delhi will never be forgot,
For the chief instigators of the mutiny were shot;
And their bodies in the Mayor's Court were hung,
And as the people gazed thereon, their hearts with anguish were wrung.
"The Downfall of Delhi" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

The climax of the antitrust investigation instigated with all guns blazing by EC commissioner Neelie Kroes last year has been a whimper, not a bang.
Artest, a controversial figure around these parts based on what we affectionately know as the "Malice at the Palace" recently used the powers of Twitter to track down the instigator of the fiasco, John Green.
Josh Koscheck, right, here against Anthony Johnson in November 2009, has developed a reputation as being an instigator.
The Wham City Lecture Series seeks to spread knowledge and maybe even instigate change.
Wick -It the Instigator.
Wick -it the Instigator is known for his fresh remixes and mashups.
So when Elodie wasn't staying in her bed at night, we had to instigate a new bedtime modus operandi.
If you're an ad agency struggling to come up with a campaign that motivates, stimulates, and instigates, just throw some boobs into the mix.
Boston's Chara has instigator penalty rescinded.
The controversy stems from a rules change the PGA Tour has instigated on the use of clubs with square grooves.
Instigator, annoying, dirty to most these are the words that define Rams cornerback Cortland Finnegan.
Victim & Alleged Instigator Charged with Disorderly Conduct.
Victim & Alleged Instigator Charged with Disorderly Conduct .
A program instigated to reduce screen time for young children unexpectedly found a way to cut back on meals kids eat in front of the television, according to recent research.
The right of freedom of religion in the United States instigated a fundamental shift in human history.

In science:

Their 2D (and 3D; Mezzacappa et al. 2002) calculations revealed hydrodynamical instabilities in the accretion flow behind the stalled shock, which instigate large-scale modes even in the absence of neutrino heating.
Explosion Mechanisms of Massive Stars
Gravitational interactions between galaxies can instigate star formation and transform disks into spheroids (Toomre & Toomre 1972) and may dominate galaxy evolution at early epochs especially in dense environments (Frenk et al. 1985).
Forming Disk Galaxies in Lambda CDM Simulations
This meeting was instigated by the untimely death of our friend and collegue Rich Pelz.
Computational Euler History
Both of these goals were recently achieved by a large online collaboration, instigated by Tim Gowers and involving several other mathematicians, called Polymath1.
Multiple recurrence and the structure of probability-preserving systems
CARA instigated research programs into C MBR anisotropy, sub-millimetre and infrared astronomy, as well as initiating a site testing program.
Astronomy in Antarctica
The revolutions were either instigated by experimental facts (e.g.
Phenomenological aspects of new physics at high energy hadron colliders
To achieve European leadership, FuturICT will link Europe’s leading academic institutions and businesses to instigate the scientific and technological paradigm shifts needed to achieve FuturICT’s goal.
However, the theoretical situation still remains unclear, and FS-nesting as well as strong electron-phonon views are still claimed to be the instigators of CDW order and SC in pressurised or doped systems[10 ].
Preformed Excitons, Orbital Selectivity, and Charge-Density-Wave Order in 1T-TiSe_2
For radiation, this is all intimately related, of course, to classical coherence theory as applied to square law” photoelectron detectors, which, when properly applied, resolves many QM conundrums, including those instigated by Bell’s Theorem surrounding EPR correlations. 2. V.I.
Foundations of Probability and Physics, Round table
There is some direct observational evidence that bars indeed instigate central concentration of gas, the most comprehensive of which comes from surveys of molecular gas concentration in barred as compared to non-barred galaxies, as traced through the emission by CO molecules.
Fueling and morphology of central starbursts
In addition, rings are a known consequence of the presence of bars in disks, and logically bars have received more attention as possible primary instigators of nuclear activity.
Fueling and morphology of central starbursts
Temporal variation in precession parameters, as long as twosided and instigated at the jet launch point by angular momentum changes (e.g. caused by variation in the fuelling), are properly described as precession and are distinct from Scheuer’s (1982) Dentist’s Drill phenomenon.
Radio-loud and radio-quiet quasars: one population, different epochs of observation
In particular, double-diffusive modes may be excited within the fluid cores of rapidly rotating planets and protoplanets, possibly modulating pre-existing dynamo activity, or perhaps directly instigating convection itself in bodies that spin so rapidly that regular buoyancy instabilities are quenched.
Resistive double-diffusive instability in the dead-zones of protostellar disks
In the course of their analysis, the authors instigated quantum chemical calculations which provided evidence that the cyclic isomer of SiC2 may be lower in energy than the linear form .
Spectroscopic parameters for silacyclopropynylidene, SiC2, from extensive astronomical observations toward CW Leo (IRC +10216) with the Herschel satellite
An important remark which instigates the sketch of the paper is that all the previous statistics share the form bΛ = nk bB vec( cM − cMc )k2 with cMc = argmin rank(M )=mk bA vec( cM − M )k2 where k · k is the Euclidean norm, bA ∈ RpH×pH , bB ∈ RpH×pH .
Bootstrap Testing of the Rank of a Matrix via Least Squared Constrained Estimation