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Her advice reverberated in my mind at critical junctures the rest of my life.
  when something has a continuing effect
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Strongly Associated with:   resonant
Notes:
The continuing effect referenced by reverberate could be technical (as in sound waves reflecting off of surfaces in an auditorium) or less formal (as in news spreading through a community).

Synonym Comparison:  Reverberate is much like resonate, but resonate implies that the originating event was strengthened rather than just echoed.
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  • Her advice reverberated in my mind at critical junctures the rest of my life.
  • As the jarring echoes of the heavy house-door, closing on its latch, reverberated dismally through the building, Kate felt half tempted to call him back...
    Charles Dickens  --  The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
  • Night has fallen, and outside the cave, thunder reverberates.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • She holds the wrong note in her mind, and even as she continues playing, that note reverberates within her, growing to a crescendo, stealing her focus until she slips again, into a second wrong note, and then, two minutes later, blows an entire chord.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind

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  • The sound it made as it dropped reverberated inside the house.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • The echo seemed to reverberate through the vessel for a solid minute.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • A moment later he let out a reverberating belch, and ten or so bees flew out of his mouth.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • The metal door banged loudly behind him and reverberated through the small space.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • I call out for them to stop, but against the din of play and constant reverberation along the shore my weak voice thins, and I lose sight of who’s who among this brace of kids roughhousing in the water.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • For a few seconds, the guards stood still, as if the reverberation from the gunshot had locked their joints in place.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100

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  • I lie there trying to catch my breath, but each inhalation brings about a pain in my lungs that reverberates throughout my body.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • I felt my body reverberate with it.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • The voice reverberated in my head, as if someone had installed Bose speakers behind my eyes.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • "Which queen were you?" she said aloud, her voice reverberating through the still chamber.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • He said that over and over, his voice echoing and reverberating as his rage increased.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • As the last gong of the bell reverberated across the compound, I swooped up my pencils and notebook and ran inside.
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • Again Mrs Which’s voice reverberated through the cave.
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • In the morning the ghetto reverberated with sounds of the Aktion, the roundup: gunshots, shouts in German, doors banging, and heavy boots on the stairs.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • From the clock tower of the Gathering Hall came a deep reverberating bong.
    Jeanne DuPrau  --  The City of Ember
  • Most days, the sound of a bass drum reverberated off the terrazzo hallway tiles and a techno song vibrated the air.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • But before the girls arrive, news of his acceptance has reverberated through the block.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • The sound of skin against metal reverberates in the hallway and straight into my stomach.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • It was October is, Moratorium Day, when the United States reverberated with the chants and pleadings of those discontented with the war.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • They were both silent for a long moment as a car slithered by on the street outside where a light rain was falling and the evening chimes from the distant church dropped nine notes on Brooklyn’s vast, reverberant midsummer stillness.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Nico felt the sound before he heard it—thunk-thunk-thunk reverberating through the earth, like the massive gears of a drawbridge.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • The grandfather clock in the hall ticked on the hour, and eight loud dongs reverberated through the silence.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • Unaffected by six shared quaichs of spirit, the strong voice still reverberated off the stones of the hall.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • WHEN WE TI R NED IN To the garage and got out of the car everyone was still high and laughing and recounting bits and pieces of the ambush in multiple languages—everyone except me, blank and echoing with shock, fast cuts and sudden movements still reverberating from the dark at me and too stunned to speak a word.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • That’s when a metallic, sharp tone reverberates through the space, much like the one at the beginning of the First Friday Feats.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • I heard Jenks’s cry reverberating off the stone.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • This tortoise-shell lady, usually of a retiring disposition, came today to rub herself against the brown stockings of Bobbie with arched back, waving tail, and reverberating purrs.
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children
  • He laughs, a cackling sound reverberating in my ears.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • The roar of the guns makes our lorry stagger, the reverberation rolls raging away to the rear, everything quakes.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Somewhere far away a rocket bomb exploded with a dull, reverberating roar.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • As words from the Koran reverberated through the room, I thought of the old story of Baba wrestling a black bear in Baluchistan.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • So when Adam’s voice reverberates from the hallway outside the ICU, it really wakes everyone up.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • Everything was in blossom, the nightingales trilled, and their voices reverberated now near, now far away.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • The nothingth of a second for which the hole existed reverberated backward and forward through time in a most improbable fashion.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • His voice reverberated through the room.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • While on their way, they would make the dense old woods, for miles around, reverberate with their wild songs, revealing at once the highest joy and the deepest sadness.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • Langdon could hear his own footsteps reverberating off the glass overhead.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • The sharp, reverberating hoofbeats that moments ago had mixed into the surging sound of the river were now a crescendo upon me.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • Before Chiron could say anything, footsteps reverberated on the porch outside.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • No sooner had the reverberation of my blows sunk into silence, than I was answered by a voice from within the tomb!
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Black Cat
  • If there is chaos here, it reverberates in the upper world.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • The song reverberated until Holly, for a final time, passed the tune over, and Mrs. Utemeyer, quiet, upright, historical, finished with a jig.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • Ian thumped Jamie on the back–I could feel the motion reverberate through both our bodies.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • He had begun to purr when Redd’s voice reverberated through the hall.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • The noise got more and more pronounced with every step, reverberating through the walls.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • I made my way haltingly past the members of the choir with their black robes flapping in the morning breeze, the doctor’s words reverberating around me.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
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Associated words [difficulty]:   reverberate [2] , resonant [1]
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