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incite
used in Gulliver's Travels

3 uses
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Definition
provoke action — especially violent action
  • 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.
    Part 4 — A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnms (49% in)
  • For although few men will avow their desires of being immortal, upon such hard conditions, yet in the two kingdoms before mentioned, of Balnibarbi and Japan, he observed that every man desired to put off death some time longer, let it approach ever so late: and he rarely heard of any man who died willingly, except he were incited by the extremity of grief or torture.
    Part 3 — A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, .... (90% in)
  • ] My master was yet wholly at a loss to understand what motives could incite this race of lawyers to perplex, disquiet, and weary themselves, and engage in a confederacy of injustice, merely for the sake of injuring their fellow-animals; neither could he comprehend what I meant in saying, they did it for hire.
    Part 4 — A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnms (39% in)

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