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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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Griffith's racist film, Birth of a Nation, in 1915, a notable fomenter of racial antagonism in its own right.
He undoubtedly left in his wake some `Gnostic school', still active when the Acts were written, and even later, since Hippolytus (100-65 AD) compares him to the `grave Heraclitus' and Eusebius of Caesarea (265-340 AD) also sees him as the first fomenter of every heresy.
Yet, Sullivan argues, using the government to enforce some citizens' views of virtue and the good life over others' is what liberalism was "invented specifically to oppose." Having reversed its policy, its modern successor "has now come to seem a fomenter of social division," "deeply implicated" in growing societal warfare.
Cuestionando parcialmente el metodo historico y su subsecuente descuido de las interrelaciones en el arte, hacia fines del siglo diecinueve Dilthey propone como mision de la estetica: "hacerse oir y fomenter un entendimiento entre los artistas, la critica del arte y el publico debatiente" (1945: 224).
Such sentiments, when expressed in the context of the Chartist and labor agitation of the recent past, had been sufficient cause for the speaker to be transported as a fomenter of criminal activity, but here they have a different effect.(14) While the mere fact that Robinson is allowed to give voice to these ideas implies their operative existence in the real world of the audience, the ultimate role they play in this drama is in fact to transform the historical ground on which they stand.
S'il est normal que des desaccords surviennent au sujet de certaines questions precises -- ce qui constitue globalement de soi un signe de bonne sante- , le PPS emet des reserves et refuse totalement le fait de fomenter artificiellement des desaccords, d'exagerer l'ampleur des divergences ou de les mettre au service de petits calculs politiciens et irresponsables.
Caracas, qui estime que les Etats-Unis essaient de [beaucoup moins que]soutenir et de legitimer des tentatives de destabilisation de la democratie venezuelienne[beaucoup plus grand que], a ordonne, fin septembre, l'expulsion de trois diplomates, dont Kelly Keiderling la chargee d'affaires de l'ambassade des Etats-Unis, pour [beaucoup moins que]conspiration avec des opposants[beaucoup plus grand que] pour fomenter un complot [beaucoup moins que]fasciste[beaucoup plus grand que].
* Ayant confirme de stopper toute partie qui cherche a fomenter la sedition avec l'Etat du Sud: Kasha revele l'autorisation du ministere de la Defense pour imposer la securite dans l'est du Darfour.
Ainsi, les officiers militaires seraient de droit d'arreter toute personne commettant des crimes ou des actes de vandalisme, ou suspectee fomenter des troubles ou tenter de destabiliser le pays.
Indian audiences can be skeptical of such a tack, given pervasive sentiments there that the Pakistani government is a fomenter, rather than pure victim, of Islamist extremism.