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  • [His] obstinacy....will cause him to foment a thousand unfortunate incidents ....—The Comte de Vergennes†   (source)
  • The ability and willingness of local elites to organize and foment violence.†   (source)
  • It seems a clear attempt to foment discord among Downworlders.†   (source)
  • Mom is fomenting her own brand of anarchy closer to home.†   (source)
  • There will be time enough for foment in the camp.†   (source)
  • While white people in the periphery were arming themselves against the day when they would have to defend themselves from attack by blacks (and really believed someone was fomenting a racial war in which black people would rise up and attack them), black people mostly without arms huddled inside the ghettos feeling that they were surrounded by armed whites.†   (source)
  • "apologist for murder" and "fomenter of lawlessness."†   (source)
  • They were speaking treason, fomenting war ...†   (source)
  • Richmond was a proud city and perhaps more distinctly American than even Washington, D.C. It could even be said that the United States of America was born in Richmond, for it was there, in 1775, in Richmond's St. John's Episcopal Church, that Patrick Henry looked out on a congregation that included George Washington and Thomas Jefferson and delivered the famous "Give me liberty or give me death" speech, which fomented American rebellion, the Revolutionary War, and independence itself.†   (source)
  • What wars could they foment?†   (source)
  • [He] has a rigidity, an arrogance, and an obstinacy that will cause him to foment a thousand unfortunate incidents ....†   (source)
  • If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation.†   (source)
  • While it lasts you have your chance to foment the problems in secret and render them chronic.†   (source)
  • Apparently anxious to hush matters up, you secretly foment them.†   (source)
  • "I think not much," said Ram Chand, desirous of fomenting trouble.†   (source)
  • From his Chief's employing him as an implicit tool in laying little traps for the worriment of the Foretopman—for it was from the Master-at-arms that the petty persecutions heretofore adverted to had proceeded—the Corporal having naturally enough concluded that his master could have no love for the sailor, made it his business, faithful understrapper that he was, to foment the ill blood by perverting to his Chief certain innocent frolics of the goodnatured Foretopman, besides inventing for his mouth sundry contumelious epithets he claimed to have overheard him let fall.†   (source)
  • He was a sneak and a thief, a mischief-maker, a fomenter of trouble; and irate squaws told him to his face, the while he eyed them alert and ready to dodge any quick-flung missile, that he was a wolf and worthless and bound to come to an evil end.†   (source)
  • The whole of the previous night he had spent tossing about and groaning, and poor Nina Alexandrovna had been busy making cold compresses and warm fomentations and so on, without being very clear how to apply them.†   (source)
  • Two days previously he had received news that his father, son, and sister had left for Moscow; and though there was nothing for him to do at Bald Hills, Prince Andrew with a characteristic desire to foment his own grief decided that he must ride there.†   (source)
  • —I also have had my hours of vengeance—I have fomented the quarrels of our foes, and heated drunken revelry into murderous broil—I have seen their blood flow—I have heard their dying groans!†   (source)
  • After thoroughly examining her red and swollen eye, he prescribed a fomentation, which he made up himself at once, and tearing his handkerchief in pieces, he showed her how it ought to be applied.†   (source)
  • What had just passed; what Mrs. Reed had said concerning me to Mr. Brocklehurst; the whole tenor of their conversation, was recent, raw, and stinging in my mind; I had felt every word as acutely as I had heard it plainly, and a passion of resentment fomented now within me.†   (source)
  • Here is the receipt: lemonade, excessive exercise, hard labor; work yourself to death, drag blocks, sleep not, hold vigil, gorge yourself with nitrous beverages, and potions of nymphaeas; drink emulsions of poppies and agnus castus; season this with a strict diet, starve yourself, and add thereto cold baths, girdles of herbs, the application of a plate of lead, lotions made with the subacetate of lead, and fomentations of oxycrat.†   (source)
  • In Poland they support the party that insists on an agrarian revolution as the prime condition for national emancipation, that party which fomented the insurrection of Cracow in 1846.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Thanks to the generous assistance of the St. Petersburg climate, the malady progressed more rapidly than could have been expected: and when the doctor arrived, he found, on feeling the sick man's pulse, that there was nothing to be done, except to prescribe a fomentation, so that the patient might not be left entirely without the beneficent aid of medicine; but at the same time, he predicted his end in thirty-six hours.†   (source)
  • Both felt this so strongly that the outward and terrible side of death did not affect them and they did not feel it necessary to foment their grief.†   (source)
  • If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation.†   (source)
  • It agitates the community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms, kindles the animosity of one part against another, foments occasionally riot and insurrection.†   (source)
  • Defying those with rumors to foment, He wants us together at every moment.†   (source)
  • Be mistress, and your full desires obtain; But quench the choler you foment in vain.†   (source)
  • Daughter of God and Man, accomplished Eve,
    These have their course to finish round the earth,
    By morrow evening, and from land to land
    In order, though to nations yet unborn,
    Ministring light prepared, they set and rise;
    Lest total Darkness should by night regain
    Her old possession, and extinguish life
    In Nature and all things; which these soft fires
    Not only enlighten, but with kindly heat
    Of various influence foment and warm,
    Temper or nourish, or in part shed down
    Their stellar virtue on all kinds that grow
    On earth, made hereby apter to receive
    Perfection from the sun's more potent ray.†   (source)
  • These civil commotions were constantly fomented by the monarchs of Blefuscu; and when they were quelled, the exiles always fled for refuge to that empire.†   (source)
  • There are other liars, who are personal and malicious; who foment differences, and carry tales from one house to another, in order to gratify their own envious tempers, without any regard to reverence or truth.†   (source)
  • I then applied a fomentation to the part, which highly answered the intention; and after three or four times dressing, the wound began to discharge a thick pus or matter, by which means the cohesion—But perhaps I do not make myself perfectly well understood?†   (source)
  • The leech, unknowing of superior art Which aids the cure, with this foments the part; And in a moment ceas'd the raging smart.†   (source)
  • begins
    To show us in this mountain; while the winds
    Blow moist and keen, shattering the graceful locks
    Of these fair spreading trees; which bids us seek
    Some better shroud, some better warmth to cherish
    Our limbs benummed, ere this diurnal star
    Leave cold the night, how we his gathered beams
    Reflected may with matter sere foment;
    Or, by collision of two bodies, grind
    The air attrite to fire; as late the clouds
    Justling, or pushed with winds, rude in their shock,
    Tine the slant lightning; whose thwart flame, driven down
    Kindles the gummy bark of fir or pine;
    And sends a comfortable heat from far,
    Which might supply the sun: Such fire to use,
    And what ma†   (source)
  • Nor fails the goddess to foment the rage With lying wonders, and a false presage; But adds a sign, which, present to their eyes, Inspires new courage, and a glad surprise.†   (source)
  • Adam, thou knowest Heaven his, and all the Earth;
    Not this rock only; his Omnipresence fills
    Land, sea, and air, and every kind that lives,
    Fomented by his virtual power and warmed:
    All the earth he gave thee to possess and rule,
    No despicable gift; surmise not then
    His presence to these narrow bounds confined
    Of Paradise, or Eden: this had been
    Perhaps thy capital seat, from whence had spread
    All generations; and had hither come
    From all the ends of the earth, to celebrate
    And reverence thee, their great progenitor.†   (source)
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