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foment
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Bleak House
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  • Mrs. Guppy, whose incessant smiling gave her quite a waggish appearance, did as her son requested and then sat down in a corner, holding her pocket handkerchief to her chest, like a fomentation, with both hands.

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  • They plotting to foment another Shia uprising.
  • He was accused of fomenting violence.

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