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Definition of leaven:

  1. A ferment to make dough rise and impart a spongy texture to the bread; anything which pervades a mass and changes its nature, generally for the worse.
  2. To raise with leaven; to imbue; to taint.

Common misspellings for leaven:

leavein, leafen, leven.

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This graph shows how "leaven" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

Examples of usage for leaven:

  1. But we suppose as a concession to a section of the public he felt a leaven of mere jokes was demanded from him every year. "George Du Maurier, the Satirist of the Victorians" , T. Martin Wood.
  2. At any rate the audiences for which Congreve wrote had just so much of the old leaven that we can quite understand why they were regarded as wicked by a majority of the middle classes. "English Literature and Society in the Eighteenth Century" , Leslie Stephen.
  3. As we drove under the arched entrance gate, over which a crowned leopard- the Norcott crest- was proudly rampant, I felt a strange throb at my heart that proved the old leaven was still alive within me, and that the feeling of being the son of a man of rank and fortune had a strong root in my heart. "That Boy Of Norcott's" , Charles James Lever.

Quotes for leaven:

  1. If your job is to leaven ordinary lives with elevating spectacle, be elevating or be gone. - George Will

Rhymes for leaven:

  1. bevan, beven, devan, devon, evan, evon, heaven, kevan, nevin.
  2. eleven, estefan.
  3. seven.
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