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  • adv. In a manner that pervades.


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  • Too much of him every way; pervadingly too much nose of a coarse wrong shape, and his nose in his mind and his manners; too much smile to be real; too much frown to be false; too many large teeth to be visible at once without suggesting a bite.

    Our Mutual Friend

  • Veneering, in a pervadingly aquiline state of figure, and with transparent little knobs on her temper, like the little transparent knob on the bridge of her nose, ‘Worn out by worry and excitement,’ as she tells her dear Mr Twemlow, and reluctantly revived with curacoa by the

    Our Mutual Friend

  • This jealousy spread all-pervadingly, like an oil stain.

    The Sea-Hawk

  • In poetry the dawn of the tropics may come up like thunder and the transition of darkness to light may be startling and sudden, but in my own experience the tropic dawn comes slowly and pervadingly.

    In Africa Hunting Adventures in the Big Game Country

  • The crocodiles have carried you in an instant from that which is pervadingly general to that which is narrowly particular; from the purely noble, which seems to belong to all time, to the entirely barbaric, which belongs only to times outworn.

    The Spell of Egypt

  • Through the dumb town the locomotive bell tolls pervadingly when a train of freight or passengers trundles in from the horizon or out along the dwindling fence of telegraph poles.

    The Jimmyjohn Boss and Other Stories

  • Further, we must assume that the gloomy cast of thought so pervadingly given to the new tragedies is partly a reflex of his own experience, but also in large part an expression of the philosophy to which he had been led by his reading, as well as by his life.

    Montaigne and Shakspere

  • In the first place, he's so dreadfully conscious of the fact that he has risen from a lower position; and then, again, he's so engrossingly and pervadingly mathematical.


  • Let the pure principles of the Gospel more pervadingly enter our political affairs and economical arrangements, and our beautiful country shall out-ride the storm that has so fearfully endangered her existence.

    The Sin of Reviling, and Its Work

  • There used to be a notion -- not so much widely asserted as deeply implanted, rather pervadingly latent than commonly apparent in political philosophy -- that in a little while, perhaps ten years or so, all human beings might, without extraordinary appliances, be brought to the same level.

    The English Constitution


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