He could not have exaggerated them, except at your instigation.
You lay stress on his coming at your instigation.
"Madam, madam, this incident does not reflect upon you!" he cried impressively, "no one would take upon himself to accuse you of being an instigator or even an accomplice in it, especially as you have proved her guilt by turning out her pockets, showing that you had no previous idea of it.
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The group is accused of instigating the violence in the area.
She does not think the current leadership will instigate significant social reform.