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Their continued presence is now stoking tensions between the incoming islanders and longtime residents of Sagar, says Pradip Saha, a filmmaker who has made a documentary on the impact of climate change in the Sundarbans.

Developers will likely use this to great effect down the road, and I’m stoked to experience it.

They believe that this is going to stoke envy so it’s better to try to keep it hidden.

This has endured for many national political and popular cultures since the end of the second world war and until recently has been stoked by American soft power and popular culture.

In the meantime, unscrupulous groups may stoke confusion by claiming victory before all the votes are counted.

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I meant the age-old motivator, fear—stoking fear in their base of what a Republican Senate would look like.

The Sunday shows were in full Ebola panic mode today, stoking fears that it could spread further in the United States.

Another day, another Fox News segment stoking the flames of hate against Muslims.

Meanwhile, in East Jerusalem, some hardline Palestinian officials now appear to be actively stoking the fires for political gain.

The Kremlin ordered tanks, heavy weapons and Russian fighters to pour over the border stoking up the crisis until tragedy struck.

Zoomed over the German lines in the war, stoking an airplane, although at that time he was only a kid.

The boiler-room telegraphs, stoking indicators, rudder indicators, clocks and thermostats were also electrical.

What time I was not stoking the fire, I was stirring the charge with a long iron rabble that weighed some twenty-five pounds.

And all those groans over the stove-stoking we were going to do were words, idle words!

Bindle was thorough in all things, especially in the matter of stoking.


On this page you'll find 4 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to stoking, such as: feed, stir, poke, and tend.

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