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instigate
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

3 uses
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Definition
start or set into motion — typically some kind of conflict
  • What has become of Danglars, the instigator, and therefore the most guilty?
    Chapters 27-28 (33% in)
instigator = someone who started something or caused it to happen
  • I suspect a hoax is intended, but the instigators of it little knew whom they had to deal with.
    Chapters 45-46 (75% in)
  • Madame de Villefort, in spite of all the remarks which she considered it her duty to make, secretly approved of the proposition, my father consented to it at her instigation, and it was only on account of my poor grandfather that I finally abandoned the project.
    Chapters 57-58 (20% in)

There are no more uses of "instigate" in The Count of Monte Cristo.

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