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  • The passage was a long one, and seemed to pervade the whole square basement of the Manor House.
  • Looking towards the open window, I saw light wreaths from Joe’s pipe floating there, and I fancied it was like a blessing from Joe, —not obtruded on me or paraded before me, but pervading the air we shared together.
  • Wemmick pervaded it throughout, but never appeared in it.
  • She watched his countenance as if she were particularly wishful to be assured that he took kindly to his reception, she showed every possible desire to conciliate him, and there was an air of humble propitiation in all she did, such as I have seen pervade the bearing of a child towards a hard master.
  • I consumed the whole time in thinking how strange it was that I should be encompassed by all this taint of prison and crime; that, in my childhood out on our lonely marshes on a winter evening, I should have first encountered it; that, it should have reappeared on two occasions, starting out like a stain that was faded but not gone; that, it should in this new way pervade my fortune and advancement.

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  • We were losing 35 to 0 at halftime and there was a pervasive sense of gloom in the locker room.
  • It is a country where corruption pervades their government at every level.

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