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The divine appetite once fostered, let it select its own food.

They said it "poisoned the soil" and fostered the growth of weeds.

We have—you have disproved the love I was so presumptuous as to believe you fostered for me.

Yet I blame not thee, but thy Sicilian mother, who has fostered this hostility in thee.

Hence a whole world of falsehood and dissimulation was fostered.

(c) Does it not tend towards, and is it not fostered by, monogamy?

This unhappy characteristic had been fostered only during his early years.

Have we not our kind uncle and aunt, who have fostered us—our cousins so attached to us?

In this group has been fostered a spirit of the freedom which belongs properly to art.

Mental culture is not fostered by gluttony, but gluttony is indulged in at the expense of mental culture.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English *fostrian "to supply with food, nourish, support," from fostor "food, nourishment, bringing up," from Proto-Germanic *fostrom, from root *foth-/*fod- (see food).

Meaning "to bring up a child with parental care" is from c.1200; that of "to encourage or help grow" is early 13c. of things; 1560s of feelings, ideas, etc. Old English also had the adjective meaning "in the same family but not related," in fostorfæder, etc. Related: Fostered; fostering.

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