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Definition spread or diffuse through
  • 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
  • permeated = penetrated and spread throughout
  • Rather did it permeate him with a delicious sadness, and lift him away and out of the Ariel
    London, Jack  --  Jerry of the Islands
  • Morrel, overpowered, turned around in the arm-chair; a delicious torpor permeated every vein.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The throb in his ankle was growing in depth, in dullness of pain, permeating upward like an aching tide within the marrow.
    Henry Roth  --  Call It Sleep
  • Not even in sleep is there respite: imagery from the climb and its aftermath continues to permeate my dreams.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • She gasped for breath, for breath in her own rhythm, not the permeating pulsing of IT.
    Madeleine L'Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • 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
  • Market day, the humid air, the smell of Chang Sacha's sweet rolls permeating the city square.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • The pleasant, permeating stink was intoxicating.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • That wonderful laughter lightened the fog-thick solemnness that permeated the campus, and I felt drawn to it.
    Peter Jenkins  --  A Walk Across America
  • 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
  • And at this an icy chill seemed to permeate the entire courtroom as well as Clyde.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • A surreal energy permeated the hall— brisk professionalism tempered by fear and excitement.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • He knew immediately that he was alive, because of the searing pain permeating every cubic centimetre of his body.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • Sickness permeates a room like steam.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • If there had been electrical lights before, they were no longer working, though a faint glow permeated everything.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • It permeates the world to a ridiculous degree.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • In a few moments a fire was burning brightly, water was boiling, pots were steaming, the odor of venison permeated the cool air.
    Zane Grey  --  The Man of the Forest

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