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instigate
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War and Peace
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  • The young people, at the countess’ instigation, gathered round the clavichord and harp.
  • CHAPTER V. At that very time, in circumstances even more important than retreating without a battle, namely the evacuation and burning of Moscow, Rostopchin, who is usually represented as being the instigator of that event, acted in an altogether different manner from Kutuzov.

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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.

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