“So you give the right information” but leaven it with laughs.
We have already traced the destruction of the Cross at Banbury to the leaven of fanaticism.
I could feel the leaven working in his soul, you understand.
For all that, his views show the presence of a leaven which was materially to affect the later development of English opinions.
It is hard to say if there might not have been some leaven of "pique" in these reasonings.
There were a great many excellent, law-abiding citizens, but not enough to leaven the lump at that chaotic period.
One can hardly conceive how disagreeable this leaven was to the taste.
She is the leaven, or, more expressly, she is oil to the vinegar of man.
The leaven of the psychology of independence was getting in its work.
Morton's leaven quickly did its work; the Assembly became deeply infected.
mid-14c., from Old French levain "leaven, sourdough" (12c.), from Latin levamen "alleviation, mitigation," but used in Vulgar Latin in its literal sense of "a means of lifting, something that raises," from levare "to raise" (see lever). Figurative use from late 14c.
c.1400, from leaven (n.). Related: Leavened; leavening.
(1.) Heb. seor (Ex. 12:15, 19; 13:7; Lev. 2:11), the remnant of dough from the preceding baking which had fermented and become acid. (2.) Heb. hamets, properly "ferment." In Num. 6:3, "vinegar of wine" is more correctly "fermented wine." In Ex. 13:7, the proper rendering would be, "Unfermented things [Heb. matstsoth] shall be consumed during the seven days; and there shall not be seen with thee fermented things [hamets], and there shall not be seen with thee leavened mass [seor] in all thy borders." The chemical definition of ferment or yeast is "a substance in a state of putrefaction, the atoms of which are in a continual motion." The use of leaven was strictly forbidden in all offerings made to the Lord by fire (Lev. 2:11; 7:12; 8:2; Num. 6:15). Its secretly penetrating and diffusive power is referred to in 1 Cor. 5:6. In this respect it is used to illustrate the growth of the kingdom of heaven both in the individual heart and in the world (Matt. 13:33). It is a figure also of corruptness and of perverseness of heart and life (Matt. 16:6, 11; Mark 8:15; 1 Cor. 5:7, 8).