Usage examples for foment

  1. Thereupon the New Panama Canal Company became alarmed because it would lose $ 40, 000, 000 in case the United States turned from Panama to Nicaragua, and its agents busied themselves on the isthmus in the attempt to foment a break between Colombia and its province of Panama; the people of Panama became aroused because their chief source of future profit lay in their strategic position between the two oceans; and the President was concerned because Congress would soon meet and might insist on the Nicaragua route or at least greatly delay progress. – The United States Since The Civil War by Charles Ramsdell Lingley