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  • verb Present participle of pervade.


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  • The expression pervading the countenance of the one was vulgarity; of the other, that which is rarely found, except in persons of high birth.

    Jack Sheppard A Romance

  • A word pervading our society, making headlines around the world, and causing the stock market to rise and fall with startling ease


  • = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = "E-commerce" A word pervading our society, making headlines around the world, and causing stock market With all the positive and negative hoopla, owners of any size company can throw up their hands and feel the "E" world has left them behind.


  • How to succeed and make the most of prosperity might be called the pervading theme of the essays, and subjects which in themselves suggest spiritual treatment are actually considered in accordance with a coldly intellectual calculation of worldly advantage.

    A History of English Literature

  • But note that in this great variety of natural endowment there is one trait -- a moral trait, not a mental -- that marks all alike, namely a pervading purpose, that comes to be a passion, to do God's will, and get men to know Him, and that everything is forced to bend to this dominant purpose.

    Quiet Talks on Power

  • There was a solemn expression pervading the face of Dyke Darrel.

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

  • His soul revolted at the sinister and ferocious expression pervading every lineament, and lurking in every wrinkle.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 62, No. 384, October 1847

  • Apart from the psychological interest attaching to Swedenborg's strange vision, one cannot but be strongly impressed by the idea pervading them, that to beings suitably constituted all that takes place in other worlds might be known.

    Myths and Marvels of Astronomy

  • It may be wrong to say there was a holy expression pervading the face; but it certainly gave that impression to Lionel Verner.

    Verner's Pride

  • Haidee saw at a glance the same expression pervading the countenances of her two auditors; she exclaimed, 'When my mother recovered her senses we were before the serasker.

    The Count of Monte Cristo


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