Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An instigator.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun one who instigates; someone who deliberately provokes trouble; an instigator.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun someone who deliberately foments trouble

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Examples

  • But Lucretius 'true tendency is to express an ordered vision of the life of man, with great vigour of real poetic image and often acute observation. quod petiere, premunt arte faciuntque dolorem corporis et dentes inlidunt saepe labellis osculaque adfligunt, quia non est pura voluptas et stimuli subsunt qui instigant laedere id ipsum quodcumque est, rabies unde illaec germina surgunt ...

    Dante

  • [199] Thomas Cowper et ejus uxor Margarita pronubæ horribiles, et instigant mulieres ad fornicandum cum quibuscunque laicis, religiosis, fratribus minoribus, et nisi fornicant in domo suâ ipsi diffamabunt nisi voluerint dare eis ad voluntatem eorum; et vir est pronuba uxori, et vult relinquere eam apud fratres minores pro peccatis habendis.

    The Reign of Henry the Eighth, Volume 1 (of 3)

  • Et stimuli subsunt, qui instigant laedere id ipsum,

    The Heroic Enthusiasts (Gli Eroici Furori) Part the Second An Ethical Poem

  • Et stimuli subsunt, qui instigant laedere ad ipsum,

    The Essays of Montaigne — Volume 11

  • Et stimuli subsunt, qui instigant laedere ad ipsum,

    The Essays of Montaigne — Complete

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