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ferment
Used in
War and Peace
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  • In 1789 a ferment arises in Paris; it grows, spreads, and is expressed by a movement of peoples from west to east.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Is the ferment of the peoples of the west at the end of the eighteenth century and their drive eastward explained by the activity of Louis XIV, XV, and XVI, their mistresses and ministers, and by the lives of Napoleon, Rousseau, Diderot, Beaumarchais, and others?  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: political party in ferment
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