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instigate
used in The Brothers Karamazov

2 uses
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Definition
start or set into motion — typically some kind of conflict
  • 'Oh, you are going to perform an act of heroic virtue: to confess you murdered your father, that the valet murdered him at your instigation.'
    Book 11 — Ivan (98% in)
  • Supposing that he did agree, it would still follow that Dmitri Karamazov is the murderer and the instigator, and Smerdyakov is only a passive accomplice, and not even an accomplice, but merely acquiesced against his will through terror.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (57% in)

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