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ferment
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ferment
Used in
Middlemarch
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  • Romanticism, which has helped to fill some dull blanks with love and knowledge, had not yet penetrated the times with its leaven and entered into everybody's food; it was fermenting still as a distinguishable vigorous enthusiasm in certain long-haired German artists at Rome, and the youth of other nations who worked or idled near them were sometimes caught in the spreading movement.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It was a little too provoking even for her self-control that this blooming youngster should flourish on the disappointments of sadder and wiser peopleómaking a meal of a nightingale and never knowing itóand that all the while his family should suppose that hers was in eager need of this sprig; and her vexation had fermented the more actively because of its total repression towards her husband.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: political party in ferment
as in: ferment grapes
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