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pervasive
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The Great Gatsby
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  • He felt their presence all about the house, pervading the air with the shades and echoes of still vibrant emotions.
  • There were the same people, or at least the same sort of people, the same profusion of champagne, the same many-colored, many-keyed commotion, but I felt an unpleasantness in the air, a pervading harshness that hadn’t been there before.
  • Just as Daisy’s house had always seemed to him more mysterious and gay than other houses, so his idea of the city itself, even though she was gone from it, was pervaded with a melancholy beauty.

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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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