from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To be present throughout; permeate. See Synonyms at charge.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To be in every part of; to spread through
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To pass or flow through, as an aperture, pore, or interstice; to permeate.
- transitive v. To pass or spread through the whole extent of; to be diffused throughout.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To pass or flow through; penetrate; permeate.
- To extend throughout; spread or be spread through the whole extent of; be diffused throughout.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. spread or diffuse through
These shades of expression pervade their language, tempering all their communications, and frequently imparting its pathos or energy to their eloquence.
Twentieth-century attitudes and sensibilities as well as contemporary slang pervade the lyrics, and ironic allusions to modern life are scattered throughout the political depiction of the events.
We affirm Judge Bridges's conclusion that severance is not possible because the four unconscionable terms pervade the dispute resolution section of the agreement.
First, domestic violence does not "pervade" every community in America.
Demring hurried on, in a scandalized voice: "When we had fared thus far, we found the darkness was dust and gas such as pervade the universe at home.
The film, thankfully, avoids the simplistic lectures that pervade many stories about social media, but it also fails to tackle how Zuckerberg's values, which are largely Facebook's values, impact the lives of its huge user base.
When we allow the structural violence of gross inequity and caste-based marginalization to pervade unchallenged, we thereby encourage others to divide and conquer as well.
This, presumably, would be a 25-year-old who didn't already feel burdened by family, economic pressures and the anxiety of influence that would come to pervade "The Crack-Up."
These -- and scores of other similar curiosities -- pervade our society and represent life in the 21st century.
Such touches will help promote an environment in which students from diverse backgrounds feel more comfortable being themselves and will help insulate students from the cultural and ethnic stereotypes that pervade television and other mass media outlets.
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