“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.
The leaven of the psychology of independence was getting in its work.
For all that, his views show the presence of a leaven which was materially to affect the later development of English opinions.
Science has already to some extent leavened the world; it will leaven it more and more.
There were a great many excellent, law-abiding citizens, but not enough to leaven the lump at that chaotic period.
They contain the leaven of the faith, life and spirit of Protestantism.
She is the leaven, or, more expressly, she is oil to the vinegar of man.
They cannot draw together, as in England, and leaven the lump.
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.