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  • We ferment the grapes longer to achieve higher alcohol content.
    ferment = chemically change by use of a living agent (in this case, using yeast or bacteria to change the sugar in grapes into the alcohol in wine)
  • Me: "It does not taste like God Himself cooked heaven into a series of five dishes which were then served to you accompanied by several luminous balls of fermented, bubbly plasma while actual and literal flower petals floated down all around your canal-side dinner table."   (source)
    fermented = chemically changed by a living agent (in this case, to add carbonation/bubbles)
  • When they had harvested a sizable heap they carried it down in two trips to the stream, where every woman had a shallow well for fermenting her cassava.   (source)
    fermenting = chemically changing by a living agent
  • Some is fermented to become ethanol.   (source)
    fermented = chemically changed by a living agent
  • How is cider different from apple juice? What is fermenting?   (source)
    fermenting = chemically changing by a living agent
  • It says that alcohol is a colorless volatile liquid formed by the fermentation of sugars and also notes its intoxicating effect on certain carbon-based life forms.†   (source)
  • Complex flavors are being made through fermentation, enzyme reactions, fungal cultures, and tissue cultures.†   (source)
  • It was the smell of human fermentation, which he had perceived in his oldest lovers and they had detected in him.†   (source)
  • It was, he wrote to Benjamin Stoddert, "so old fashioned a storm that I begin to hope that nature is returning to her old good nature and good humor, and is substituting fermentations in the elements for revolutions in the moral, intellectual, and political world."†   (source)
  • You see, in spring, when the dandelions begin to bloom again, the wine goes through a fermentation.†   (source)
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  • I guess the difference is that dampness comes down but dankness rises up out of rot and fermentation.†   (source)
  • Her mind ferments
  • The rumen is like a twenty-five-gallon fermentation tank.†   (source)
  • The development of new fermentation techniques, as well as new techniques for heating mixtures of sugar and amino acids, have led to the creation of much more realistic meat flavors.†   (source)
  • He stayed there longer than was necessary, crouched over the dense fermentation that was coming out of the wooden box until habit told him that it was time to start work again.†   (source)
  • I could tell him that all the wickedness of that time was like the spirit they mix with the pure grape of the Douro, heady stuff full of dark ingredients; it at once enriched and retarded the whole process of adolescence as the spirit checks the fermentation of the wine, renders it undrinkable, so that it must lie in the dark, year in, year out, until it is brought up at last fit for the table.†   (source)
  • But I had no mind for these smooth things; instead, fear worked like yeast in my thoughts, and the fermentation brought to the surface, in great gobs of scum, the images of disaster; a loaded gun held carelessly at a stile, a horse rearing and rolling over, a shaded pool with a submerged stake, an elm bough falling suddenly on a still morning, a car at a blind corner; all the catalogue of threats to civilized life rose and haunted me; I even pictured a homicidal maniac mouthing in the…†   (source)
  • Philosophical fermentation replied to democratic fermentation.†   (source)
  • Long is the calm brain active in creation; Time, only, strengthens the fine fermentation.†   (source)
  • The fermentation entered the boiling state.†   (source)
  • All this fermentation was public, one might almost say tranquil.†   (source)
  • Decaying vegetation may occasionally smoulder with the heat of its fermentation, but this rarely results in flame.†   (source)
  • And, in fact, the composition of the manure, the fermentation of liquids, the analyses of gases, and the influence of miasmata, what, I ask you, is all this, if it isn't chemistry, pure and simple?"†   (source)
  • …several hours in the midst of this motley crowd, looking in at the windows of the rich and curious shops, the jewellery establishments glittering with quaint Japanese ornaments, the restaurants decked with streamers and banners, the tea-houses, where the odorous beverage was being drunk with saki, a liquor concocted from the fermentation of rice, and the comfortable smoking-houses, where they were puffing, not opium, which is almost unknown in Japan, but a very fine, stringy tobacco.†   (source)
  • 'Try it first yourself,' said I; Fritz did so, and I instantly saw by his countenance that the liquor had passed through the first stage of fermentation and had become vinegar.†   (source)
  • Then came the chemical action of nature; in the depths of the seas the vegetable accumulations first became peat; then, acted upon by generated gases and the heat of fermentation, they underwent a process of complete mineralization.†   (source)
  • Their putrescence is evident, their stagnation is unhealthy, their fermentation infects people with fever, and etiolates them; their multiplication becomes a plague of Egypt.†   (source)
  • Columns were thrown into the streets where there was fermentation, sweeping the large, sounding the small, right and left, now slowly and cautiously, now at full charge.†   (source)
  • Marius, however, having rallied his ideas to some extent, did not consider himself beaten; there lingered in him a trace of inward fermentation which was on the point, no doubt, of translating itself into syllogisms arrayed against Enjolras, when all of a sudden, they heard some one singing on the stairs as he went.†   (source)
  • …bread-making, consulting such authorities as offered, going back to the primitive days and first invention of the unleavened kind, when from the wildness of nuts and meats men first reached the mildness and refinement of this diet, and travelling gradually down in my studies through that accidental souring of the dough which, it is supposed, taught the leavening process, and through the various fermentations thereafter, till I came to "good, sweet, wholesome bread," the staff of life.†   (source)
  • …of his congregation with his eye and fatly arguing his points with that particular person, who is understood to be expected to be moved to an occasional grunt, groan, gasp, or other audible expression of inward working, which expression of inward working, being echoed by some elderly lady in the next pew and so communicated like a game of forfeits through a circle of the more fermentable sinners present, serves the purpose of parliamentary cheering and gets Mr. Chadband's steam up.†   (source)
    standard suffix: The suffix "-able" means able to be. This is the same pattern you see in words like breakable, understandable, and comfortable.
  • Now when things are in so great a fermentation, and so many gallant men are joining counsels how to carry on the war, if so mean a man as I should stand up and wish them to change all their counsels—to let Italy alone and stay at home, since the kingdom of France was indeed greater than could be well governed by one man; that therefore he ought not to think of adding others to it; and if, after this, I should propose to them the resolutions of the Achorians, a people that lie on the…†   (source)
  • …Seared pokettes,<5> saltpetre, and vitriol; And divers fires made of wood and coal; Sal-tartar, alkali, salt preparate, And combust matters, and coagulate; Clay made with horse and manne's hair, and oil Of tartar, alum, glass, barm, wort, argoil,* *potter's clay<6> Rosalgar,* and other matters imbibing; *flowers of antimony And eke of our matters encorporing,* *incorporating And of our silver citrination, <7> Our cementing, and fermentation, Our ingots,* tests, and many thinges mo'.†   (source)
  • Bronzini looked on, sitting in when someone left but otherwise a kibitzer, unmeddlesome, content to savor the company and try the wine, sometimes good, sometimes overfermented, better used to spike a salad.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "over-" in overfermented means excessively. This is the same pattern as seen in words like overconfident, overemphasize, and overstimulate.
  • The fundamental principle on which it rests, that the empire is a community of sovereigns, that the diet is a representation of sovereigns and that the laws are addressed to sovereigns, renders the empire a nerveless body, incapable of regulating its own members, insecure against external dangers, and agitated with unceasing fermentations in its own bowels.†   (source)
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  • The political ferment produced new leadership.
    ferment = state of excited disagreement
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  • They have a fermenting effect on the brain.†   (source)
  • Unwrapping the coats revealed a large pot, the fermented cabbage and pork dumplings inside still steaming hot.†   (source)
  • Meerkats were jumping up and down in a state of great ferment.†   (source)
  • I think there is now that kind of weather fermenting which we so much want and has been so often wished for.†   (source)
  • Already beginning to ferment.†   (source)
  • The thought of that little golden bottle had hovered on the edges of his imagination for some time; vague and unformulated plans that involved Ginny splitting up with Dean, and Ron somehow being happy to see her with a new boyfriend, had been fermenting in the depths of his brain, unacknowledged except during dreams or the twilight time between sleeping and waking…… "Harry?†   (source)
  • Fermented motor oil?†   (source)
  • The air was thick with the smells of roasting meat and curdled, fermented mare's milk.†   (source)
  • This is the same fermenting process used to make wine or beer.†   (source)
  • Yes, he could even smell beer, that damp and fermented and yeasty odor, no different from the smell that had hung finely misted around his father's face every night when he came home from work.†   (source)
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  • Every year, before their family reunion dinner in September, her mother started two new fermenting jars of spicy turnips, one of which she gave to Ruth.†   (source)
  • This one reeked even worse than the other: the straw seemed to be fermenting.†   (source)
  • He breaks down, a flood of fermented rage seeping out of every pore.†   (source)
  • Fear fermented in her and the spit in her mouth turned sour.†   (source)
  • They were held at a distance by the religious ferment around Paul's leadership.†   (source)
  • Jackson Street^though, smelled of rotting fish, cabbages and radishes fermenting in sea brine, sluggish sewers and diesel streetcar fumes.†   (source)
  • The smell now, with both Lethrblaka present, resembled the sort of overpowering stench one would get from tossing a half-dozen pounds of rancid meat into a barrel of sewage and allowing the mixture to ferment for a week in summer.†   (source)
  • They were buried beneath the impossible language of the time, lived underground where nearly all of the time's true feeling spitefully and incessantly fermented.†   (source)
  • So maybe the carnival survives, living off the poison of the sins we do each other, and the ferment of our most terrible regrets.†   (source)
  • Many are armed, and a bad feeling ferments in the pit of my stomach.†   (source)
  • He had eaten boiled monkey thigh, and he had drunk banana beer fermented with human saliva.†   (source)
  • The three friends drank fermented cane juice.†   (source)
  • He reeked of fermented honey.†   (source)
  • " The idea fermented in the back of Jordana's mind.†   (source)
  • Inside its percolating depths, the manure fermented, generating scalding heat.†   (source)
  • I fell headfirst, right into the pot of fermented millet waste.†   (source)
  • Pervading everything was the odor of pine and fermenting fruit.†   (source)
  • Imagine trying to hold him against breasts hard as boulders from all the milk left to ferment inside and finally-blessedly-dry up completely, leaving your boobs a whole cup size smaller than before you got pregnant.†   (source)
  • The winery was barely more than a large corrugated shed filled with shiny, state-of-the-art equipment: crushers, fermenting tanks, staggered rows of stacked, aging barrels.†   (source)
  • I was denied anything too salty, too bitter, too sweet, too sour, or too pungent, so I couldn't eat fermented black beans, bitter melon, almond curd, hot and sour soup, or anything remotely flavored.†   (source)
  • The smell of fermenting honey elicited a Pavlovian response from my taste buds.†   (source)
  • They'd celebrated with ale and meat, both delicacies over the standard rations of fermented water and starch.†   (source)
  • Strigan raised an eyebrow, set down her cup of stinking fermented milk.†   (source)
  • Now fully joined in Boston's political ferment, Adams was meeting with Gridley, James Otis, Samuel Adams, and others.†   (source)
  • If any here Stumbles on a gourd of wine, fermenting Near the road, and nearby hears a stream Of spells issuing from a crouching form, Brother to a sigidi, bring home my wine, Tell my tapper I have ejected Fear from home and farm.†   (source)
  • We sip it slowly, feeling it continue to ferment in the stomach.†   (source)
  • Pietro sighed and led Max past the table, where there was a half-barrel of some filmy, fermenting alcohol.†   (source)
  • Helda, on May's orders, kept the Korean foodstuffs down here, the earthenware jars of pickled vegetables and meats, the fermented seasoning pastes and sauces, strips of dried seafood.†   (source)
  • It has to be, Monsieur de Villiers told me, in order for the wine to ferment properly.†   (source)
  • Before too long, the juice began to ferment.†   (source)
  • It should have come early, as the result of the ferment of protest on the streets in the late sixties, but that was not to be and the eggs of danger which were always incubating got hatched out very quickly.†   (source)
  • I hoped it was the wet hills of wood shavings fermenting in the back of our mill as they decayed.†   (source)
  • It has to ferment.†   (source)
  • A week beforehand she always concocted homemade root beer, sealed it in canning jars, and stored it in the bathroom for the yeast to ferment.†   (source)
  • But these creatures fermented their own methane and couldn't have too big a reserve tank nor under too high pressure—I hoped.†   (source)
  • The same escape, the same short numbing is what the driver of an ox-cart finds in the inn, drinking a few bowls of rice-wine or fermented coconut-milk.†   (source)
  • The whole of this region is in ferment.†   (source)
  • Often she thought how, if they left this place, one wet fermenting season would swallow the small cleared space, and send the young trees thrusting up from the floor, pushing aside brick and cement, so that in a few months there would be nothing left but heaps of rubble about the trunks of trees.†   (source)
  • Ferns and mushrooms; fruits crushed and fermenting.†   (source)
  • Otherwise there's only a half-empty bottle of ketchup, dark brown and fermenting.†   (source)
  • But dense, overpowering — yeast fermenting, going straight to her head like warm helium.†   (source)
  • Some of the fermented starch is used to make plastic.†   (source)
  • Why does Joel want fermented corn in his manure pile?†   (source)
  • Corn could also be mashed and fermented to make beer or whiskey.†   (source)
  • It was no wonder they preferred to drink it mixed with wheat and fermented as wine or beer.†   (source)
  • "It can't possibly smell worse than that fermented milk drink," I said.†   (source)
  • Adam's recognition brought a ferment of happiness to Cal.†   (source)
  • The ferment among other students left him uninvolved.†   (source)
  • Like yourself, he represents the principle of ferment in Russian life.†   (source)
  • Everything was fermenting, growing, rising with the magic yeast of life.†   (source)
  • It is not enough that you say to me the Emperor is in a ferment about some association between Arrakis and his mysterious prison planet.†   (source)
  • The day before, Yuk Yuk and Daddio had chug-a-lugged several pints of tequila, as in the old country where men of leather tamed the wilds of land and animal only to be enslavedby the maguey's juice, fueled by the residue of herbs, the ferment of harvests — quenching a deeper thirst.†   (source)
  • He held out his cup, and a slave filled it with fermented mare's milk, sour-smelling and thick with clots.†   (source)
  • "For a hundred generations he slept, curled like a fetus in the earth's mysterious womb, digested by roots, fermenting in the dark, summer fruits canned and forgotten in the larder until a farmer's spade bore him out, rough midwife to a strange harvest."†   (source)
  • Whatever bug is fermenting inside it is evidently resistant to the antibiotics in the watchtower ointment.†   (source)
  • …his daddy roared with laughter, and it (transformed into Danny's face, so much like his own had been, his eyes had been light blue while Danny's were cloudy gray, but the lips still made a bow and the complexion was fair; Danny in his study, wearing training pants, all his papers soggy and the fine misty smell of beer rising … a dreadful batter all in ferment, rising on the wings of yeast, the breath of taverns … snap of bone … his own voice, mewling drunkenly Danny, you okay doc?†   (source)
  • In the closed, humid confines of the refrigerator, the smell had had the time to develop, to ferment, to grow bitter and angry.†   (source)
  • He'd been drinking it heavily these past three days; when it was not poppy wine, it was fermented mare's milk or pepper beer.†   (source)
  • The climb was exhilarating, easing the fears that had fermented in her because of her escort's silent withdrawal and the fact that a precious 'thopter had been sent for her.†   (source)
  • Female slaves, captives from previous conquests, pour out the scarlet hrang from the skin bottles in which it is fermented, and cringe and stoop and serve, carrying bowls of gristly, undercooked stew made from rustled thulks.†   (source)
  • They gorged themselves on horseflesh roasted with honey and peppers, drank themselves blind on fermented mare's milk and Illyrio's fine wines, and spat jests at each other across the fires, their voices harsh and alien in Dany's ears.†   (source)
  • Over the winter, the corn ferments.†   (source)
  • Viserys could not abide the taste of the fermented mare's milk the Dothraki drank, she knew that, and he was oft at the bazaars these days, drinking with the traders who came in the great caravans from east and west.†   (source)
  • The sun was low in the west, intensifying the fermented orange light until the Varden's camp, the livid Jiet River, and the entirety of the Burning Plains glowed in the mad, marbled effulgence, as if in a scene from a lunatic's dreams.†   (source)
  • I fill a juice glass half full of fermented potato juice, try not to think about such ingredients as I down the clear, hot-and-cold liquid.†   (source)
  • Brown and weathered men with burros three or four in tandem atotter with loads of candelilla or furs or goathides or coils of handmade rope fashioned out of lechugilla or the fermented drink called sotol decanted into drums and cans and strapped onto packframes made from treelimbs.†   (source)
  • Women artists of many kinds, women of many kinds are in ferment here, they are boiling with the pressured energy of explosive forces confined in a small space, and with the fervor of all religious movements in their early, purist stages.†   (source)
  • The taste of wintercake filled his mouth again, rich with ginger and pine nuts and bits of cherry, with nahsa to wash it down, fermented goat's milk served in an iron cup and laced with honey.†   (source)
  • One of the pots stored fermented millet waste and the other contained wheat shells from the soy sauce factory.†   (source)
  • The children were still wary of him and merely watched as he set to lugging Pietro's fermenting tub out of the house and dumping the rancid contents down the far slope.†   (source)
  • With every roll of the waves the whale oil leaked, the potash "smoked and fermented," contributing further to the "flavor" below.†   (source)
  • Catarino, with a felt rose behind his ear, was selling the gathering mugs of fermented cane juice, and he took advantage of the occasion to go over to the men and put his hand on them where he should not have.†   (source)
  • I brought them two cups of fermented milk, and Mama's attention snapped to me, but not, I thought, because I was of any interest in particular.†   (source)
  • I brought her a cup of fermented milk and she started, as though I had suddenly appeared from nowhere.†   (source)
  • More specifically, there was fermented bov milk, which the people here thinned with water and drank warm.†   (source)
  • Offworld visitors generally confine themselves to the better-preserved bridges on the equator, buy a boy-hair blanket guaranteed hand-spun and handwoven by masters of the craft in the unbearably cold reaches of the world (though these are almost certainly turned out on machines, by the dozen, a few kilometers from the gift shop), choke down a few fetid swallows of fermented milk, and return home to regale their friends and associates with tales of their adventure.†   (source)
  • At Reynaud's Bakery he bought a loaf of French bread, still warm and giving off its wonderful smell of fermented dough.†   (source)
  • The town and the nation seethed in the yeasty ferment of war.†   (source)
  • Nobody knows how many rebellions ferment in the masses of life which people earth.†   (source)
  • Was it again the sexual jealousy that fermented in his depths?†   (source)
  • The yellowjackets dig into the soft meat, and there is a smell of ferment and rot.†   (source)
  • The smell from the ferment is not the rich odor of wine, but the smell of decay and chemicals.†   (source)
  • She paused thoughtfully outside of Scarlett's door, her mind in a ferment of thankfulness and curiosity.†   (source)
  • This state of subdued yet active ferment prevailed until January 25, when the weekly total showed so striking a decline that, after consulting the medical board, the authorities announced that the epidemic could be regarded as definitely stemmed.†   (source)
  • It was only toward sleep that ears had power to cull again and reassemble the shrill cry, the hoarse voice, the scream of fear, the bells, the thick-breathing, the roar of crowds and all sounds that lay fermenting in the vats of silence and the past.†   (source)
  • Wang Lung heard him stumbling in the court and he ran out to see who it was, and the lad was sick and vomited before him, for he was unaccustomed to more than the pale mild wine they made from their own rice fermented, and he fell and lay on the ground in his vomit like a dog.†   (source)
  • And the anger began to ferment.†   (source)
  • Finally, if you are willing to picture the ferment of creative art which existed in our famous ages of darkness, you must get rid of the idea that written culture came to Europe with the fall of Constantinople.†   (source)
  • "I never thought to live long enough to hear such disloyal words spoken of our Cause," went on Mrs. Merriwether, by this time in a ferment of righteous anger.†   (source)
  • Scarlett was not the only member of the household who reacted strangely and unwillingly to his presence, for he kept Aunt Pitty in a flutter and a ferment.†   (source)
  • That night at supper, Scarlett went through the motions of presiding over the table in her mother's absence, but her mind was in a ferment over the dreadful news she had heard about Ashley and Melanie.†   (source)
  • She was very quiet but beneath a placid exterior a continual ferment went on.†   (source)
  • You are no longer the biggest bit of the ferment.†   (source)
  • Jesse Bentley went along under the trees with his head bowed and with his mind in a ferment.†   (source)
  • Because I am a bigger bit of the ferment than you?†   (source)
  • I must not lose one crawl or squirm if I am to get the most out of the ferment.†   (source)
  • "I am still a bit of the ferment, you see," he wrote a little later.†   (source)
  • "I'll make a fermented batter from its pulp that'll keep indefinitely without spoiling.†   (source)
  • For this third day the mass was fermenting indeed.†   (source)
  • There was not much time for preparation, and the house was in a ferment till Amy was off.†   (source)
  • In the heat of the sun, it will ferment soon after being drawn from the nut.'†   (source)
  • They are the people who are going to stir up the fermenting forces of the future, Peter.†   (source)
  • Everything which had been hastily stifled was moving and fermenting.†   (source)
  • Every time that that young viper passes in front of my cell, she sets my blood in a ferment.†   (source)
  • Thing to do is to ferment cider!†   (source)
  • XXIV Amid the oozing fatness and warm ferments of the Froom Vale, at a season when the rush of juices could almost be heard below the hiss of fertilization, it was impossible that the most fanciful love should not grow passionate.†   (source)
  • All the leisure which his school life left him was passed in the company of subversive writers whose jibes and violence of speech set up a ferment in his brain before they passed out of it into his crude writings.†   (source)
  • One must admit such an incongruity would suffice to excuse the mind's lack of interest in reality, because as a rule the mind is disgusted by reality's ferment long before it erupts in revolution.†   (source)
  • When she took the paste out to bake it, she left smears of dough sticking to the sides of the measure, put the measure on the shelf behind the stove, and let this residue ferment.†   (source)
  • "Reverend Drew is a scholar and a pulpit orator and all that, but he hasn't got the Inner Ferment, as Mrs. Mudge calls it; he hasn't any inspiration for the New Era.†   (source)
  • According to the outline Settembrini presented, two principles were locked in combat for the world: might and right, tyranny and freedom, superstition and knowledge, the law of obduracy and the law of ferment, change, and progress.†   (source)
  • The reemergence of the Templars had meant nothing less than the establishment of such connections; it had introduced the ferment of irrationality into an intellectual world concerned with rational, practical social improvement.†   (source)
  • I held that life was a ferment, a yeasty something which devoured life that it might live, and that living was merely successful piggishness.†   (source)
  • Again his stern mouth framed the twisted smile, as he said: "Oh, just to be alive, to be living and doing, to be the biggest bit of the ferment to the end, to eat you.†   (source)
  • It is the bribe for living, the champagne of the blood, the effervescence of the ferment—that makes some men think holy thoughts, and other men to see God or to create him when they cannot see him.†   (source)
  • It is like yeast, a ferment, a thing that moves and may move for a minute, an hour, a year, or a hundred years, but that in the end will cease to move.†   (source)
  • This bit of the ferment we call 'Johnson,' when he is no longer a bit of the ferment, only dust and ashes, will have no more nobility than any dust and ashes, while I shall still be alive and roaring."†   (source)
  • All this must mean a time of intense ethical ferment, of religious heart-searching and intellectual unrest.†   (source)
  • They were activities which, beside those of a town, a village, or even a farm, would have appeared as the ferment of stagnation merely, a creeping of the flesh of somnolence.†   (source)
  • In 1789 a ferment arises in Paris; it grows, spreads, and is expressed by a movement of peoples from west to east.†   (source)
  • Ideas, if you like, are fermenting," he said to Pyotr Petrovitch, "and desire for good exists, though it's in a childish form, and honesty you may find, although there are crowds of brigands.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Joy everlasting fostereth The soul of all creation, It is her secret ferment fires The cup of life with flame.†   (source)
  • "Oh, yes, yes!" cried Camilla, whose fermenting feelings appeared to rise from her legs to her bosom.†   (source)
  • 'My nephew Nicholas, hot from school, with everything he learnt there, fermenting in his head, and nothing fermenting in his pocket, is just the man you want.'†   (source)
  • It became necessary, therefore, to destroy this last bulwark of Calvinism—a dangerous leaven with which the ferments of civil revolt and foreign war were constantly mingling.†   (source)
  • The spirituous and fermented liquors being thus disposed of, the zeal of the reformers next induced them to replenish the fire with all the boxes of tea and bags of coffee in the world.†   (source)
  • For all this, the court discovers nothing; and as Mrs. Piper and Mrs. Perkins now communicate to the late lodger whose appearance is the signal for a general rally, it is in one continual ferment to discover everything, and more.†   (source)
  • A female Dodson, when in "strange houses," always ate dry bread with her tea, and declined any sort of preserves, having no confidence in the butter, and thinking that the preserves had probably begun to ferment from want of due sugar and boiling.†   (source)
  • He serves you after strange devices: No earthly meat or drink the fool suffices: His spirit's ferment far aspireth; Half conscious of his frenzied, crazed unrest, The fairest stars from Heaven he requireth, From Earth the highest raptures and the best, And all the Near and Far that he desireth Fails to subdue the tumult of his breast.†   (source)
  • *c [Footnote c: At the time of my stay in the United States the temperance societies already consisted of more than 270,000 members, and their effect had been to diminish the consumption of fermented liquors by 500,000 gallons per annum in the State of Pennsylvania alone.†   (source)
  • Nobody knows how many rebellions besides political rebellions ferment in the masses of life which people earth.†   (source)
  • Heads began to ferment.†   (source)
  • It was a little too provoking even for her self-control that this blooming youngster should flourish on the disappointments of sadder and wiser people—making a meal of a nightingale and never knowing it—and 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.†   (source)
  • Sago pasta, bread from the artocarpus, mangoes, half a dozen pineapples, and the fermented liquor from certain coconuts heightened our glee.†   (source)
  • In strict connection with this penal legislation, which bears such striking marks of a narrow sectarian spirit, and of those religious passions which had been warmed by persecution and were still fermenting among the people, a body of political laws is to be found, which, though written two hundred years ago, is still ahead of the liberties of our age.†   (source)
  • To-day the ferment of his striving toward self-realization is to the strife of the white world like a wheel within a wheel: beyond the Veil are smaller but like problems of ideals, of leaders and the led, of serfdom, of poverty, of order and subordination, and, through all, the Veil of Race.†   (source)
  • The whole country was thrown into a ferment by this; meetings were held which attempted some rough organisation for the holding of another meeting to retort on the authorities.†   (source)
  • Mosquitoes came buzzing in and hummed sullenly round the room; the sea, which I could hear from thence, rumbled dull like an earthquake — black clouds were casting up over it; the moon was setting in the waves, broad and red, like a hot cannon-ball — she threw her last bloody glance over a world quivering with the ferment of tempest.†   (source)
  • 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?†   (source)
  • There fermented in that sublimated brain plans so vast, projects so tumultuous, that there remained no room for any capricious or material love—that sentiment which is fed by leisure and grows with corruption.†   (source)
  • …great respect, for in spite of her American birth and breeding, she possessed that reverence for titles which haunts the best of us—that unacknowledged loyalty to the early faith in kings which set the most democratic nation under the sun in ferment at the coming of a royal yellow-haired laddie, some years ago, and which still has something to do with the love the young country bears the old, like that of a big son for an imperious little mother, who held him while she could, and let…†   (source)
  • The South is not "solid"; it is a land in the ferment of social change, wherein forces of all kinds are fighting for supremacy; and to praise the ill the South is today perpetrating is just as wrong as to condemn the good.†   (source)
  • But great plans fermented in her busy brain and ambitious mind, and the old tin kitchen in the garret held a slowly increasing pile of blotted manuscript, which was one day to place the name of March upon the roll of fame.†   (source)
  • Our beverage consisted of clear water to which, following the captain's example, I added some drops of a fermented liquor extracted by the Kamchatka process from the seaweed known by name as Rhodymenia palmata.†   (source)
  • There was nothing notable in the event which thus set the bells and the bourgeois of Paris in a ferment from early morning.†   (source)
  • What is thus true of all communities is peculiarly true of the South, where, outside of written history and outside of printed law, there has been going on for a generation as deep a storm and stress of human souls, as intense a ferment of feeling, as intricate a writhing of spirit, as ever a people experienced.†   (source)
  • Like these, got out of hand: fermenting.†   (source)
  • …sands, fragments, Buoy'd hither from many moods, one contradicting another, From the storm, the long calm, the darkness, the swell, Musing, pondering, a breath, a briny tear, a dab of liquid or soil, Up just as much out of fathomless workings fermented and thrown, A limp blossom or two, torn, just as much over waves floating, drifted at random, Just as much for us that sobbing dirge of Nature, Just as much whence we come that blare of the cloud-trumpets, We, capricious, brought hither…†   (source)
  • …Virginia, California, The final ballot-shower from East to West—the paradox and conflict, The countless snow-flakes falling—(a swordless conflict, Yet more than all Rome's wars of old, or modern Napoleon's:) the peaceful choice of all, Or good or ill humanity—welcoming the darker odds, the dross: —Foams and ferments the wine? it serves to purify—while the heart pants, life glows: These stormy gusts and winds waft precious ships, Swell'd Washington's, Jefferson's, Lincoln's sails.†   (source)
  • And indeed so much was I inflamed upon this account, that it set my blood into a ferment, and my pulse beat high, as though I had been in a fever; till nature being, as it were, fatigued and exhausted with the thoughts of it, made me submit myself to a silent repose.†   (source)
  • All the village and all who heard of it were amazed at the affair; I was aghast, Anselmo thunderstruck, her father full of grief, her relations indignant, the authorities all in a ferment, the officers of the Brotherhood in arms.†   (source)
  • The Earth was formed, but in the womb as yet Of waters, embryon immature involved, Appeared not: over all the face of Earth Main ocean flowed, not idle; but, with warm Prolifick humour softening all her globe, Fermented the great mother to conceive, Satiate with genial moisture; when God said, Be gathered now ye waters under Heaven Into one place, and let dry land appear.†   (source)
  • …it seriously even in fiction, I leave it to be decided by the sample of opinions just exhibited, whether, with all their enmity to their predecessors, they would, in any one point, depart so widely from their example, as in the discord and ferment that would mark their own deliberations; and whether the Constitution, now before the public, would not stand as fair a chance for immortality, as Lycurgus gave to that of Sparta, by making its change to depend on his own return from exile…†   (source)
  • A guaranty by the national authority would be as much levelled against the usurpations of rulers as against the ferments and outrages of faction and sedition in the community.†   (source)
  • The influence which the bigotry of one female,6 the petulance of another,7 and the cabals of a third,8 had in the contemporary policy, ferments, and pacifications, of a considerable part of Europe, are topics that have been too often descanted upon not to be generally known.†   (source)
  • And as the electors, chosen in each State, are to assemble and vote in the State in which they are chosen, this detached and divided situation will expose them much less to heats and ferments, which might be communicated from them to the people, than if they were all to be convened at one time, in one place.†   (source)
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