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Definitionstart or set into motion — typically some kind of conflict
- Even if you were really criminal, for that can only drive you to desperation, and not instigate you to virtue.Chapter 15 (89% in)
- Sometimes, indeed, he left marks in writing on the barks of the trees or cut in stone that guided me and instigated my fury.Chapter 24 (16% in)
- 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.Chapter 24 (25% in)
- He paused, looking on me with wonder, and again turning towards the lifeless form of his creator, he seemed to forget my presence, and every feature and gesture seemed instigated by the wildest rage of some uncontrollable passion.Chapter 24 (79% in)
There are no more uses of "instigate" in Frankenstein.
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