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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of penetrate.


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  • Somehow, the only thing that's penetrated is that my mother said, "Well, at least you'll be getting a nice chunk of change," which baffled me; I told Tommy, don't save for me.

    When I Have Strange Dreams, I Have Strange Dreams

  • Edelin penetrated at will, making 14-of-17 shots while handing out nine assists and grabbing nine rebounds.

  • Wisconsin penetrated Ohio State territory on its first possession, then tied the game on its second.

    NCAA Division I College Football - Ohio State vs. Wisconsin

  • The word penetrated Billy's hopeless, muddled brain.

    The Mucker

  • Here and there a word penetrated, and she lay more quietly, but not in the rest to which the Harvester had lulled her.

    The Harvester

  • Only faint echoes of the din penetrated the spacious quiet of

    The Convert

  • The farther we penetrated from the coast the warmer we found it, and we went on and on until we came to a large river that seemed familiar to the Swift One.

    Chapter XVIII

  • As soon as American politicians called a certain kind of specially paid orator a 'spell-binder,' the word penetrated through the newspapers from politicians to audiences.

    Human Nature in Politics Third Edition

  • It was as if he were drugged, so that only now and then a phrase penetrated to his real consciousness, -- words which in their instant and particular application were so poignant that he could not avoid their force.

    The Puritans

  • But that his influence and the prestige of his name penetrated to every nook of that vast yet undeveloped kingdom was the phenomenon which slowly but surely impressed me.

    The English Governess at the Siamese Court Being Recollections of Six Years in the Royal Palace at Bangkok


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