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stoke
used in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

3 uses
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Definition
to add fuel or stir a fire to make it burn hotter; or to make feelings stronger
  • Unusual behavior tends to produce estrangement in others which tends to further the unusual behavior and thus the estrangement in self-stoking cycles until some sort of climax is reached.
    Part 1 (77% in)
  • These seem to increase John's sarcasm in a self-stoking way and they both sense this and so they kind of veer away from me onto some subject of agreement and then come back again but this stickiness develops and they veer away again onto another agreeable subject.
    Part 2 (71% in)
  • This leads to more errors, which lead to more underestimation, in a self-stoking cycle.
    Part 3 (92% in)

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