Usage examples for agitating

  1. It seems almost cruel to recall the names of those who spoke of the purposes of men who proposed to appeal to public opinion against a monstrous public wrong, and of the men themselves, as " the folly, madness, and mischief of these bold and dangerous men," and as " persons who owe what notoriety they have to their love of meddling with agitating subjects." – From the Easy Chair, series 3 by George William Curtis
  2. It is necessary that I should at last take up a position in this matter which is agitating the whole province. – Under a Charm, Vol. II. (of III) A Novel by E. Werner
  3. For Victoria, whose secret object was to discover, if she could, any facts about Lydia's doings and feelings during the interval of separation, that might throw light upon her Harry's predicament, made it cunningly appear that she had come expressly to tell her neighbours of the startling event which was now agitating Duddon, as it would soon be agitating the countryside. – The Mating of Lydia by Mrs. Humphry Ward