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


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  • According to Armey's contention, the period of Clinton-Gingrich cooperation could have been motivated by their private connection, only to be destroyed when the scandal went public and partisan tensions again pervaded Washington.

    Bill Clinton & Newt Gingrich Shared Secrets About Their Affairs, Says Dick Armey

  • He died a martyr's death, but only because he was pervaded from the beginning with the elements of a martyr's spirit.

    The Assassinated President

  • Whatever occurs to harass her, usually settles in her legs; but on this occasion it mounted to the chest, and then to the head, and, in short, pervaded the whole system in a most alarming manner.

    David Copperfield

  • A cheerful expression pervaded the square and the church, the roofs and windows; even the very doorways of the village seemed likewise to be in holiday trim.

    The Magic Skin

  • A rather pleased expression pervaded Harry's countenance, which was as smooth as a billiard-ball.

    Bluebell A Novel

  • A serious expression pervaded the face of Dyke Darrel, and he scarcely spoke during the drive back to town.

    Dyke Darrel the Railroad Detective Or, The Crime of the Midnight Express

  • Philpot's face, they were softened down by the pallor of death, and a placid, peaceful expression pervaded his features.

    The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

  • An indescribable expression pervaded the countenance of Rodney Gilbert as Hope uttered these words; his face glowed, his eyes sparkled, with what emotion it would be difficult to determine.

    Then and Now;--Or,--Hope's First School

  • A perfectly satisfied, happy expression pervaded his face; he appeared to be fully contented with his lot and with his bride.

    Verner's Pride

  • One family type of features or expression pervaded most of these portraits; features clear-cut and hardy, expression open and honest.

    Kenelm Chillingly — Volume 03


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