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Examples of pervade in a Sentence
A feeling of great sadness pervades the film.
Art and music pervade every aspect of their lives.
Recent Examples of pervade from the Web
Feelings of guilt and shame - to say nothing of post-traumatic stress - often pervade the lives of former soldiers.
Measures of implied volatility for the currency show traders pricing in big swings around the October 2018 vote, even as calm pervades in the near term.
The same vibrancy that pervades Sloan’s first book, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, finds its way in Sourdough.
One of the pervading GoT theories states Jon Snow is the Prince Who Was Promise, that is, a reborn Azor Ahai, who was a legendary hero forced to sacrifice his wife, Nissa Nissa, by plunging a sword through her heart to unleash its true power.
There was a global, inclusive attitude that pervaded the observatory.
Basic Fact #9: Trust in teachers Respect for early educators pervades the Nova Scotia Framework.
The theory pervaded public opinion and scientific literature for years.
That struggle to collapse future into past pervades the novel.
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Did You Know?
English speakers borrowed "pervade" in the mid-17th century from Latin pervadere, meaning "to go through." "Pervadere," in turn, was formed by combining the prefix per-, meaning "through," with the verb vadere, meaning "to go." Synonyms of "pervade" include "permeate," "impregnate," and "saturate." "Pervade" stresses a spreading diffusion throughout every part of a whole ("art and music pervade every aspect of their lives"). "Permeate" implies diffusion specifically throughout a material thing ("a green dye permeating a garment"). "Impregnate" suggests a forceful influence or effect on something throughout ("impregnate the cotton with alcohol"). "Saturate" is used when nothing more may be taken up or absorbed ("cloth saturated with water").
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