[Ads-l] foment

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jun 4 11:52:57 UTC 2015


http://thehill.com/regulation/overnights/243946-gop-looks-to-roll-back-gun-regs
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"...see it as a way to force the Obama administration to back down on gun
control, but Democrats say this will allow gun violence to foment."

JL

On Wed, Jun 3, 2015 at 8:32 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

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> Yeah, it's ******* real.
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> Highly educated and remunerated CNN anchor: People "are saying [Obama]
> neglected Iraq for years, allowing it to foment."
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> I imagine the influence of "ferment" is present.
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> JL
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> On Sun, May 17, 2015 at 7:06 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
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> > 'To become restive or combative'?
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> > Shd. be OED new def. 3c - if it's real:
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> > 2010 G. Cheshire, intro. to J. Conrad _Heart of Darkness_ (London:
> Collins)
> > viii: In essence, modern nations immerse peoples of 'primitive' culture
> > within populations of 'developed' culture, so that incompatibilities and
> > antitheses cause people to foment.
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> > JL
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