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ferment -- as in: political party in ferment
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as in: political party in ferment Define
causing or stirring up excited disagreement -- often leading to violence or change or more rarely: a state of excited disagreement
  • The political ferment produced new leadership.
  • In 1789 a ferment arises in Paris; it grows, spreads, and is expressed by a movement of peoples from west to east.
    Tolstoy, Leo  --  War and Peace
  • London was in a ferment.
    Wodehouse, Pelham Grenville  --  The Man Upstairs and Other Stories
  • There was nothing notable in the event which thus set the bells and the bourgeois of Paris in a ferment from early morning.
    Hugo, Victor  --  Notre-Dame de Paris

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  • He left Glasgow in a ferment.
    Oppenheim, E. Phillips  --  The Yellow Crayon
  • Rumours of London all in a ferment over a General Election had reached them even out here.
    Woolf, Virginia  --  The Voyage Out
  • Jesse Bentley went along under the trees with his head bowed and with his mind in a ferment.
    Anderson, Sherwood  --  Winesberg, Ohio
  • What he could do, - they could do; but within him he felt a confused ferment working that told him there was more in him than he had done.
    London, Jack  --  Martin Eden
  • Yet this spiritual ferment was not sufficiently strong wholly to undo me.
    Dostoyevsky, Fyodor  --  Poor Folk
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as in: ferment grapes Define
chemically change by a living agent -- much as yeast or bacteria changes sugar to alcohol when making wine
as in: political party in ferment Define
causing or stirring up excited disagreement -- often leading to violence or change or more rarely: a state of excited disagreement
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