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used in Oryx and Crake

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start or set into motion — typically some kind of conflict
  • They had lots to say about all kinds of junk they claimed to know something about, and would drone on in an instigated way, delivering themselves of harangues and oblique sermons that were in fact — Jimmy felt — aimed at himself.
    p. 242.9

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