Usage examples for incite

  1. Before they came in sight of the bridge, a dwarf came to meet them on a mighty hunter, holding a scourge with which to urge on and incite his steed. – Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot" by Chretien DeTroyes
  2. There will envy, malice, and dissimulation be ever calling for vengeance against thee, and incite whole legions of devils to thy deathless lamentation. – A History of English Literature Elizabethan Literature by George Saintsbury
  3. Shortly after, another agitator- a Mohammedan this time- had endeavoured to incite the peace- loving population to revolt by preaching religious antagonism towards Christians. – Banked Fires by E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
  4. It was not difficult to incite his victims to this act of robbery. – The Iron Trail by Rex Beach
  5. You see, they hate it, they don't take the least interest in it, and there isn't anything to incite them to an interest, you see. – The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) Last Updated: February 18, 2009
  6. But the very results that have been obtained incite to a continuation, especially as the two last expeditions have opened a new field of inquiry, exceedingly promising in a scientific, and I venture also to say in a practical, point of view, namely, the part of the Polar Sea lying east of the mouth of the Yenisej. – The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II by A.E. Nordenskieold
  7. Just as those colours whose blooming and pleasant hues refresh our sight are grateful to the eyes, so we ought by our studies to delight in that which is useful for our own lives; and this is to be found in the acts of good men, which when narrated incite us to imitate them. – Plutarch's Lives, Volume I (of 4) by Plutarch
  8. " This last," said he, " only serves to incite the manifestation of the first. – Common Sense Subtitle: How To Exercise It by Yoritomo-Tashi
  9. There is the child who will write the novel that is to stir men's hearts to nobler issues and incite them to better deeds. – Marm Lisa by Kate Douglas Wiggin
  10. The four at the curb, deterred from retreat by that sense of shame which is not entirely absent even in the lowest and most depraved, were now insistently giving their rap to incite their comrades to hasten. – The Strange Adventures of Mr. Middleton by Wardon Allan Curtis
  11. Is there hope- is there a glimmer of hope to incite anybody while these conditions endure? – The Maids of Paradise by Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
  12. Also the " ghosts clad in brass" he had heard about- these fantastic and warlike shades who made peaceable men go out to battle- all except the Ochori, who were never warlike, and whom no number of ghosts could incite to deeds of violence. – Sanders of the River by Edgar Wallace
  13. To her their prayers are not unwelcome; rather do they stir and incite her heart to have its way. – Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot" by Chretien DeTroyes
  14. What latent inconsistency is there, Louisa, in my conduct, which can incite the alarms to which I feel myself subject? – Anna St. Ives by Thomas Holcroft
  15. In November, 1859, old John Brown, who had figured conspicuously in the fights, organized a hostile gang of Abolitionists and came down to Virginia, presumably to incite the negroes against their masters and urge them to insurrection. – Life Gleanings by T. J. Macon
  16. For a second Anstice paused, innate humanity forbidding him to leave the man alone in his agony; but the thought of Iris drove away such weakness, and realizing that the noise of the shots must incite his foes to immediate investigation, he hastily restored his revolver to its place and ran, faster than ever, in the direction of the Fort. – Afterwards by Kathlyn Rhodes
  17. But the hostility aroused by the battle and the events that led to it existed, in some measure, yet; and one party began to fan the smouldering embers of distrust in the king's mind and incite him to vengeance against the other. – The Story of Norway by Hjalmar H. Boyesen
  18. Not infrequently they rule at home and over whole tribes with manly power, incite to war, and often personally lead the men to battle. – Primitive Love and Love-Stories by Henry Theophilus Finck
  19. They who are governed by reason, need no other motive than the mere goodness of a thing to incite them to the practice of it. – Æsop's Fables Embellished with One Hundred and Eleven Emblematical Devices. by Æsop
  20. He was much pleased and flew down on to the table to hear all about it and incite me to further effort. – My Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett