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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of penetrate.


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  • Your word penetrates the culture, race, time, and language.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • Every time alien protein penetrates by effraction, the organism suffers and becomes resistant.

    Charles Richet - Nobel Lecture

  • At one point Malebranche discusses how the look of an impassioned man "penetrates" even people who hardly know him (LO 113), and at another a young maidservant who, on seeing someone bled through the foot, took to bed with a pain in her foot for several days (LO 114).

    Archive 2005-02-01

  • A clap of Bushman thunder penetrates the air, signaling that lightning has already struck.

    The Bushman Way of Tracking God

  • It tends to begin on the outside of the corpse - the longer the body has been interred, the deeper the saponification penetrates.

    A Bit of Soap

  • I'm no doctor, but if an AK-47 round rips through a ceramic plated vest, through the body, out the front of the vest AND penetrates the vehicle, the person whose body the round went through would not be around to write about it.


  • What will happen when the poison penetrates the very permeable skin of the Farallon arboreal salamander?

    Maggie Sergio: The Proposal to Poison a Wildlife Refuge

  • The whir of the drill as it penetrates my enamel and moves deeper to clean out the bacteria-filled hole is almost lulling if that is possible, blurred as it is with the continued buzz I am hearing that seems to come from inside.

    Between Expectations

  • It contacts it along its interior convolutions, but never penetrates within.

    World Wide Mind

  • There is something about the combination that penetrates beyond merely listening.

    What is the Organ?


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