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foment

(fō-mĕnt′)
tr.v. fo·mented, fo·menting, fo·ments
1. To arouse or incite (trouble, for example).
2. To treat (the skin, for example) by fomentation.

fo·ment′er n.
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By paying the costs, you can obtain a full release and discharge from the damages; and further--this I know is a far greater object of consideration with you, my dear sir--a voluntary statement, under her hand, in the form of a letter to me, that this business was, from the very first, fomented, and encouraged, and brought about, by these men, Dodson and Fogg; that she deeply regrets ever having been the instrument of annoyance or injury to you; and that she entreats me to intercede with you, and implore your pardon.'
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.
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!
You are still young--you might be the youngest of my own children--still you have spoken wisely and have counselled the chief of the Achaeans not without discretion; nevertheless I am older than you and I will tell you everything; therefore let no man, not even King Agamemnon, disregard my saying, for he that foments civil discord is a clanless, hearthless outlaw.
Earlier this month, the IRGC had also dismantled a team of 9 terrorists "sent by Saudi Arabia to foment insecurity inside the country".
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) dismantled a team of 9 terrorists "sent by Saudi Arabia to foment insecurity inside the country".
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian intelligence and security forces dismantled a team of 12 terrorists sent by Saudi Arabia and certain trans-regional states to foment insecurity inside the country.
Larijani revealed that the Saudi officials have contacted some notorious terrorist groups in Eastern Iran to foment insecurity inside the country, adding that some anti-revolutionary elements have also contacted the terrorist groups in Western Iran to work out ways to stir tension in the Islamic Republic.
Bahrain cannot sweep this irrefutable fact under the carpet by expelling Iranian diplomats or accusing Tehran of shipping arms to foment sectarian strife in the tiny sheikhdom.
Iranian officials have repeatedly condemned the western countries for their attempts to foment a phobia of Shiism in the world of Islam, cautioning that such efforts are aimed at creating a rift between the Shiite and Sunni Muslims.