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  • v. Present participle of foment.


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  • For example, the twisted manipulators who are feeding this sheepish mob all the nonsense they spout now were making excellent use of tools other than racism in fomenting so much hate for Hilary Clinton in the 1990s.

    Republicans say Carter playing 'race card'

  • The Holocaust compelled many Christians to examine the historic role of churches in fomenting anti-Semitism.


  • There are reports that US “paramilitaries” are active in fomenting unrest in both Bolivia and Venezuela.

    excellent wayne madsen americas roundup

  • As you might expect, the U.S. media is again fomenting panic, with people scurrying and worrying about global warming and where did the honeybees go and on which political party should the blame fall, when the Farm Report tells us the simple truth: it's a virus specifically directed toward the honeybee that causes extensive stress on their immune systems.

    Honeybees: have they emigrated to Mexico?

  • The indigenous tribes living along today's Three-Fingers border region between Jalisco and Zacatecas led the way in fomenting the insurrection.

    The indigenous past of Zacatecas

  • "Devor succeeds because he's created a film depicting a lifestyle scandalous and controversial to the mainstream that's completely disinterested in fomenting scandal and controversy," writes Jeff Reichert at indieWIRE.

    GreenCine Daily: Zoo.

  • I believe in fomenting revolutionary change on the geological time scale.

    A Modest (Marriage) Proposal

  • If activists succeed in fomenting widespread distrust of genetics research, they could ruin an opportunity to discredit the essential notion underlying racism — that human groups have innate and fundamental biological differences.

    The Genetic Archaeology of Race

  • Admittedly Russia has an interest in fomenting dissension among Western countries, and to that extent Communism may be a complicating and reinforcing factor; but it is definitely not the prime cause of our difficulties.

    The Cyprus Question

  • Whatever combatants there actually are in Iraq who've taken on the moniker of the terrorist organization - whatever they are actually "fomenting" - they are not the cause of the violence there today.

    Bush Needs To Come On Home


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