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  • An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration
  • Water permeates sand easily
  • he found the odour had permeated his clothes
    Margaret Craven  --  I Heard the Owl Call My Name
  • A spice-laden shelf runs along one wall, and the scent of lemon and cardamom permeates the air.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes

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  • Thomas quickly found his food and water; then some unspoken communication permeated the group and they set off running, far enough apart not to trip over each other.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • It was festive and beautiful, and the scent of the flowers permeated the air.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • Mark and his new friends cleared the entire fifteenth floor, but the rank stench still permeates the air.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • Market day, the humid air, the smell of Chang Sacha’s sweet rolls permeating the city square.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • Perhaps teenage angst had permeated the clothes, because I felt more like a sulky high schooler than ever.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • She gasped for breath, for breath in her own rhythm, not the permeating pulsing of IT.
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time

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  • The ceiling weighs ten trillion tons; it gives off a permeating cold; it drives his nose into the floor.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • After setting down my tense, distraught little funeral tableau so permeated by human desolation and bereavement, I felt I had earned the right to a few beers and the fellowship of Sophie and Nathan.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The same scent that permeated Mrs. Graham’s practical blue cotton and wafted from the corrugations of her bony chest.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Sickness permeates a room like steam.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • And his new, heightened feelings permeated a greater realm than simply his sleep.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • Neither experience has prepared me for the wordless, eardrum-piercing, fear-inducing sirens that now permeate 13.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • And to my mother, whose selfless, gentle spirit permeates this tale.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • The place was dim, and the acrid smell of beer I’d always disliked permeated the walls.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • The whole courtyard was permeated by a strong peaceful smell of stable yards, delightful to Pierre at that moment.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • In 1966, when I was nine, black power had permeated every element of my neighborhood in St. Albans, Queens.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • The pleasant, permeating stink was intoxicating.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • The Sirius Cybernetics Shipboard Computer, which controlled and permeated every particle of the ship, switched into communication mode.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • The flag is flying, and the smell of sour grease permeates the air.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • If there had been electrical lights before, they were no longer working, though a faint glow permeated everything.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • The hurry-scurry, the angry hum of recent weeks had departed; a quivering stillness now permeated the premises.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • Anyone who’s ever had a cat that’s not housebroken can imagine the smells, other than pepper and thyme, that permeate this house.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • He knew immediately that he was alive, because of the searing pain permeating every cubic centimetre of his body.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • The bar is in full swing, and floating rounds of cocktails permeate the garden outside, until the air is alive with chatter and laughter, and casual innuendo and introductions forgotten on the spot, and enthusiastic meetings between women who never knew each other’s names.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • The captain noticed for the first time that there were no windows; the light seemed to permeate the walls.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • We have lived here for thousands of years, and old spells still linger in unexpected places; magic permeates the air, the water, and the earth.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • She hated that rubbery smell that permeated the air the moment he ripped open the Trojan packet and stayed on his hands until they were finished.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Right off, I detected an odor permeating the compartment that was sui generis.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • The sacred law of Jesus Christ governs our civilization, but it does not, as yet, permeate it; it is said that slavery has disappeared from European civilization.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Not even in sleep is there respite: imagery from the climb and its aftermath continues to permeate my dreams.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • An ozone smell permeated the place.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Suddenly, almost with no mental preparation, no advance hint, it became clear and permeated my whole being.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • Those beloved, frumpish books gave off a smell that permeated the ward-like flannel pajamas that hadn’t been changed for a month, or like Irish stew.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • By then we will have seen that flowers permeate this story, as befits a garden party.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • As the eucalyptus-infused vapors permeated his skin, he could feel his pores opening to the heat.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • That diffuses itself all through the body, permeates.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • There was an awed silence as the odor of freshly ground coffee permeated the theater.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • I remember this well, because that was the soap we were issued for laundry; later on, the smell of it would permeate these rooms.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • I love hearing Mum shouting at someone else,’ said Fred, with a satisfied smile on his face as he opened the door an inch or so to allow Mrs Weasley’s voice to permeate the room better, ’it makes such a nice change.’
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Morrel, overpowered, turned around in the arm-chair; a delicious torpor permeated every vein.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The tranquil mood that permeated the hollow mountain comforted him, freed him of his usual worries.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • Thoughts are a strangely permeating factor.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • Out of the east crept a permeating greyness; a pearly opaqueness in the sky; the sun-up of another day.
    James Vance Marshall  --  Walkabout
  • He battened down the guy wires over which Mrs. Verda Carmichael’s raspberries were trellised, straightened out the contents of her shadowy toolshed, and bundled up her cedar kindling—all of it permeated by thoughts about Hatsue.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • But the smell of mango permeated the ship, and I could not forget we were leaking.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • Later still, the band became Agua Caliente (Hot Water) when Latino-rock fusion like Santana, El Chicano and Malo permeated the airwaves in the early ’70s.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
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