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Murder, assault, escape, possession of a weapon, inciting a riot, drug possession, and one perfect catch-all: "conduct which disrupts or interferes with the orderly running of the institution or the BOP."
Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  provoke action — especially violent action
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  • Murder, assault, escape, possession of a weapon, inciting a riot, drug possession, and one perfect catch-all: "conduct which disrupts or interferes with the orderly running of the institution or the BOP."
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • "I take it you won’t be saying anything that will incite me to give you trouble this semester, Mr. Mulligan?"
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • Kept it all very hush-hush to avoid upsetting the children or inciting them to misbehave.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • Normally, her comment might have incited at least a flush from me, but my mood was too serious.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush

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  • It took several tries, as the probing seemed to incite the pains, and examination was impossible during the relentlessly powerful contractions.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Because, sure, there were issues with my grades (and plenty of other stuff Mr. Beeman didn’t know about) but the inciting incident, the thing that had got me called in, the whole business with the cigarettes in the courtyard—whose fault was that?
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Their goal is to harm innocent civilians, Silver and Red, to incite fear and hysteria.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • And the smell of fear further incites the predator.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • Is it just that Jeanine finally finished planning it, and acted, or was there an inciting incident of some kind?
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • We’re not out to incite or anger anyone yet.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451

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  • If he does, everything will just get more complicated and I really can’t think about kissing when I’ve got a rebellion to incite.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • My father could have made good money selling them, but if the officials found out he would have been publicly executed for inciting a rebellion.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • "Now then, go on, go on!" incited the officer, bending forward and trying not to lose a word of the speech which was incomprehensible to him.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • The dog, incited by its master, sprang over the wicket-gate and pursued the unfortunate baronet, who fled screaming down the Yew Alley.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • When her old self can be manifest without any controlling force subduing or restraining her, or inciting her to action.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • The three hens who had been the ringleaders in the attempted rebellion over the eggs now came forward and stated that Snowball had appeared to them in a dream and incited them to disobey Napoleon’s orders.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • They had knives on them, and they tried to incite the others to throw themselves on the armed guards.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • They put in the advertisement, one rogue has the temporary office, the other rogue incites the man to apply for it, and together they manage to secure his absence every morning in the week.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • In 1857, Pope Pius IX decided that the accurate representation of the male form might incite lust inside the Vatican.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Fiercely, but evenly incited by the taunts of the German, the Pequod’s three boats now began ranging almost abreast; and, so disposed, momentarily neared him.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • He had just finished reading Doctor Zhivago, a book that incited him to scribble excited notes in the margins and underline several passages: Lara walked along the tracks following a path worn by pilgrims and then turned into the fields.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • At every step he was incited to do some strange, wild, wicked thing or other, with a sense that it would be at once involuntary and intentional, in spite of himself, yet growing out of a profounder self than that which opposed the impulse.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • As yet I looked upon crime as a distant evil, benevolence and generosity were ever present before me, inciting within me a desire to become an actor in the busy scene where so many admirable qualities were called forth and displayed.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • These words redoubled the eagerness of d’Artagnan, who urged his horse, though he stood in need of no incitement, and they proceeded at a rapid pace.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • His incitement to ethnic violence worked and his force grew, in no small part because of boys—some of them orphans whose parents had been killed by Doe, some of them kidnapped from their families by Taylor’s own militias—that he armed and drugged into a killing frenzy.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • [1] The famous troubadour who incited the young Prince Henry to rebellion against his father, Henry II. of England.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • Economic ideas are not an incitement to murder, and one has but to suppose….
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • I fancied that as they consumed, he recalled the pleasure they had already imparted, and the triumph and ever-increasing pleasure he had anticipated from them; and I fancied I guessed the incitement to his secret studies also.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • So he swore an path to incite the man—and swore in vain.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Tormented, incited to hate, he was kept a prisoner so that there was no way of satisfying that hate except at the times his master saw fit to put another dog against him.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • That is to say that in return for your letter to her, which apparently annoyed her, she meant to turn the other cheek hoping in this way to incite regret for your previous letter and to place you on the defensive in your next.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • A handful of confetti that came from a neighboring carriage, and which, while it covered Morcerf and his two companions with dust, pricked his neck and that portion of his face uncovered by his mask like a hundred pins, incited him to join in the general combat, in which all the masks around him were engaged.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Your indecent exhibition of that girl’s dead body serves no purpose but that of an incitement to mob violence.
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • No blown ambition doth our arms incite, But love, dear love, and our ag’d father’s right: Soon may I hear and see him!
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • She said: ’If Alia incites trouble, it is the fault of authority for not foreseeing and preventing the trouble.’
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • The incitement to violence depends upon total transvaluation of the ordinary values.
    John Gardner  --  Grendel
  • Naked, evil, blackened with the sin of exhibitionism, the breeze blowing lewdly up the backs of her legs, inciting lust.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • "Mind you bring Nancy to the Warrens before the week’s out, Mr. Cass," was Priscilla’s parting injunction, as she took the reins, and shook them gently, by way of friendly incitement to Speckle.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • This incited my mother to greater fits.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • What are you up to inciting mutiny and insubordination?
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • This concurs directly with the letter: she sends him on purpose, that I may appear stubborn to him; for she incites me to that in the letter.
    William Shakespeare  --  Twelfth Night
  • She began the study of Latin, incited by the Roman characteristics of the town she lived in.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • I had not yet been a year in this country before I contracted such a love and veneration for the inhabitants, that I entered on a firm resolution never to return to humankind, but to pass the rest of my life among these admirable Houyhnhnms, in the contemplation and practice of every virtue, where I could have no example or incitement to vice.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • Now you reproach me for having a weakness for that lady when you yourself incited her to captivate me!
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • On the other hand, he didn’t want to incite a mutiny on his own sub.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • And they cheer on our boys, inciting them to violence and, we hope, victory.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak
  • Such an atmosphere could not incite in him the cravings of a boy of eighteen, but in so far as they were excited, the lack of hope made them proportionately bitter.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • This attack has the potential to incite such turmoil among our race, the grimstborithn will feel compelled to determine the truth about it, though it may cost them their most skilled spellcasters.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • He stretched out his arms in the street to hold fast the frail swooning form that eluded him and incited him: and the cry that he had strangled for so long in his throat issued from his lips.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • No one will dare come here to incite him to anything.
    Wole Soyinka  --  Death and the King’s Horseman
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