[Ads-l] foment

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun May 17 23:06:26 UTC 2015


'To become restive or combative'?

Shd. be OED new def. 3c - if it's real:

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.

JL

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