sow the seeds of

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Its inevitable tendency, whenever it is brought into activity, must be to enfeeble the Union, and sow the seeds of discord and contention between the federal head and its members, and between the members themselves.
PPS is a condition that makes life harder for those living with polio, and its impact will be felt in this country for many years to come, hence the need to Sow the Seeds of Hope, and the planting of seeds is a fun way of getting younger generations involved in an enjoyable and educational way.
It is time to sow the seeds of a few selected plants - indoors.
Summary: <p>Senior Shiite cleric Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah and Progressive Socialist Party (PSP) leader MP Walid Jumblatt on Wednesday stressed on the need to face US-Israeli schemes that aim to "weaken Lebanon's domestic front and sow the seeds of inter-Muslim strife.