Example sentences for: instigator

How can you use “instigator” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • In 1846, during the course of an unsavory palace intrigue involving an unsolved murder, meddling by the queen, and the massacre of some 100 high-ranking court figures who had been lured to a palace courtyard, the instigator of these events became the power behind the throne.

  • Knowing that politics and religion can lead to arguments, I try not to be the instigator.

  • "It was ironic," the Post notes sourly in an otherwise glowing story, "that a man who stopped watching basketball, who wouldn't do sports interviews, who wouldn't even play a pickup game after his career ended in 1977, would be the instigator of such an occasion."

  • It is called "up talk," and if Prudie knew its instigator she would slowly twist his question mark until it hurt.

  • As an ex-Soviet spy and the man who kicked off the internal Cold War by naming a group of high government officials as fellow spies, he was certainly the instigator of a national panic.


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