As an agitator of stereotypes, how did you feel about The Birth of a Nation?
I saw myself as an advocate and agitator and behind-the-scenes lobbyist on some very minor aspects of it.
Santerre, the brewer and agitator of the faubourgs, alone led a band of 2000 pikes.
This is hardly the tone of the agitator as known to us to-day.
So fell this agitator of domestic broils, whose name passed into a proverb, denoting a powerful and turbulent demagogue.
The Nationalisation of the Dinner-jacket would be death to the agitator.
One of the principal grounds in this change is to be found in the connection of government with the agitator O'Connell.
"Pisistratus, you are as great an agitator as your namesake," cried my father, smiling.
With the same object in view, it has been suggested to rotate the contents with an agitator fixed in the still.
She is the agitator of the old world, and agitation is the lever of reform.
1640s, agent noun from agitate (v.); originally "elected representative of the common soldiers in Cromwell's army," who brought grievances (chiefly over lack of pay) to their officers and Parliament.
Political sense is first recorded 1734, and negative overtones began with its association with Irish patriots such as Daniel O'Connell (1775-1847). Historically, in American English, often with outside and referring to people who stir up a supposedly contented class or race. Latin agitator meant "a driver, a charioteer."