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  • An essential feature of this disorder is a pervasive pattern of instability of self-image, interpersonal relationships, and mood, beginning in early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts.   (source)
    pervasive = commonly seen throughout
  • The smell is fiendish, and it pervades the entire dwelling.   (source)
    pervades = is spread throughout
  • He believed that since decay, vice, filth, and disorder were pervasive, they must be in the Nature of Things.   (source)
    pervasive = existing everywhere
  • The hardship is so pervasive, so inescapable, so thorough it's a noose around my chest and I cannot move anymore.   (source)
    pervasive = present all around (widespread)
  • "Maybe it's best this way," Cesar said to Lucky while trying to find something to say to fill the awkward silence that pervaded the wait for news of their disposition.   (source)
    pervaded = filled
  • pervasive and acrid as the dead smell after a forest fire   (source)
    pervasive = existing throughout something; or widespread
  • His breath went away, like the ball--a terrible stillness pervaded him--and then, at the onset of panic, his breath came back again.   (source)
    pervaded = spread throughout or filled
  • ...our distaste for the city grew and grew and became a sweeping, pervading hatred.   (source)
    pervading = existing throughout something
  • It seemed to them as though Snowball were some kind of invisible influence, pervading the air about them and menacing them with all kinds of dangers.   (source)
    pervading = filling (spreading through)
  • He felt their presence all about the house, pervading the air with the shades and echoes of still vibrant emotions.   (source)
    pervading = filling
  • Jane Austen pervades every word that she wrote, and so does Shakespeare.   (source)
    pervades = exists throughout
  • At last, one morning, the propeller was quiet, and the Narwhal was pervaded with an atmosphere of excitement.   (source)
    pervaded = filled
  • Was it any wonder that within a few hours the wild rejoicing ceased and a feeling of deep gloom seemed to pervade the slave quarters?   (source)
    pervade = spread throughout
  • This thought pervades all German literature   (source)
    pervades = is spread throughout
  • The smell of oil, stifling in its intensity, pervaded the air.   (source)
    pervaded = filled
  • and this seemed to render the pervading silence and sense of loneliness the more profound.   (source)
    pervading = filling
  • I know not how it was—but, with the first glimpse of the building, a sense of insufferable gloom pervaded my spirit.   (source)
    pervaded = spread throughout or filled
  • A drowsy, dreamy influence seems to hang over the land, and to pervade the very atmosphere.   (source)
    pervade = spread throughout
  • With its precise geometry and pervading silence, the belfry was much like a chapel or reading room—a place designed to provide one with solitude and respite.†   (source)
  • At Yale, networking power is like the air we breathe—so pervasive that it's easy to miss.†   (source)
  • The smell of death pervades the entire space.†   (source)
  • If only she weren't plagued by homesickness and missing Paul, feelings that even pervaded her dreams.†   (source)
  • The pervasive television, billboard, and Internet ads featured a lush green oasis, complete with palm trees and a pool of crystal blue water, surrounded on all sides by a vast barren desert.†   (source)
  • An overpowering stench of burnt flesh and clothing began pervading the witness room.†   (source)
  • In the Northern, Eastern and Western states, African Americans often faced discrimination, but it was not as extreme and pervasive as in the South.†   (source)
  • He said, 'There is a power so organized, so subtle, so complete, so pervasive, that none had better speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.'†   (source)
  • The acrid smoke and its pervasive smell made me sick to my stomach.†   (source)
  • The walls, the paneling, the pervasive heaviness of nearly new fixtures, the colossal firedogs, the walk-in fireplaces of bright new stone referred back through the centuries to a time of lonely castles in mute forests.†   (source)
  • We stood in our damp clothing, stiffened from sweat and ground-in dirt, scratching our scabbed heads (from lice on the ship, as pervasive as seasickness), our feet blistering in the new shoes Gram had bought before we left but Mam didn't let us wear until we walked on American soil—and wondered what we had gotten ourselves into.†   (source)
  • I couldn't square my grandfather's idyllic stories with this nightmare house, nor the idea that he'd found refuge here with the sense of disaster that pervaded it.†   (source)
  • And we laughed, but the laughs drifted into a thick, pervasive silence, and I knew we were all thinking of her, dead and laughless, cold, no longer Alaska.†   (source)
  • He knew that cultural legacies matter, that they are powerful and pervasive and that they persist, long after their original usefulness has passed.†   (source)
  • Though I was aching and chilled with fever again, I walked for ten blocks or so, still trying to work the hum and lightness out of my legs, the pervasive vibration of the bus.†   (source)
  • An atmosphere of terminal entropy pervaded the camp, heightened by the fact that our team which for the preceding six weeks had been encouraged to rely * In 1996, Rob Hall's team spent just eight nights at Camp Two (21,300 feet) or higher before setting out for the summit from Base Camp, which is a pretty typical acclimatization period nowadays.†   (source)
  • He arranged interviews on the most pervasive farcaster cable news programs, participated in All Thing discussions, and personally attended the Concourse Medical Research Conclave.†   (source)
  • Moreover,such references are usually quite pervasive in a work where insight and blindness are at issue.†   (source)
  • There's this new neediness—it pervades everything."†   (source)
  • The National Labor Relations Board had ruled that Monfort committed "numerous, pervasive, and outrageous" violations of labor law after reopening the Greeley beef plant in 1982, discriminating against former union members at hiring time and intimidating new workers during a union election.†   (source)
  • Millions might scoff, but only because they failed to realize how pervasive the influence of art , even of such a degenerate sort as popular fiction , could become.†   (source)
  • A lurid melodrama, of shackled beauties and doomed romances and pervasive oppression, all told in such breathless, high-spirited fashion.†   (source)
  • The impression is one of pervasive bitterness, suspicion and intrigue.†   (source)
  • Scented candles burned in dishes on either side of the table, which did little to dispel the thick stench pervading every inch of the house.†   (source)
  • An atmosphere of great calm pervades here.†   (source)
  • Vietnam unrest was a pervasive part of the atmosphere, racial tensions were high, and students dropping out for all kinds of reasons was not at all an unusual situation.†   (source)
  • He found it odd that all he sensed was pervasive terror at thought of the worms.†   (source)
  • The ideas expressed about the "beautiful" were themselves ugly to him, and the ugliness was so deep and pervasive he hadn't a clue as to where to begin to attack it or try to get around it.†   (source)
  • They began to kiss and touch each other, but the emptiness she felt pervaded it and she found she couldn't put her thoughts away.†   (source)
  • Until the seventeenth century, the soul had commonly been considered as a sort of 'breath of life' that pervaded all living creatures.†   (source)
  • I start to tell her about the hanky-panky I saw under the table, but the pervasive Manuel de Moya is beside us again.†   (source)
  • Their future rode heavily on their shoulders, and blinded them to the collective joy that had pervaded the lives of the boys and girls in the grammar school graduating class.†   (source)
  • The most distinctive feature of the cavern, however, was the mixture of odors that pervaded it.†   (source)
  • However, even an attorney of moderate talent can postpone doomsday year after year, for the system of appeals that pervades American jurisprudence amounts to a legalistic wheel of fortune, a game of chance, somewhat fixed in the favor of the criminal, that the participants play interminably, first in the state courts, then through the Federal courts until the ultimate tribunal is reached-the United States Supreme Court.†   (source)
  • All along, I knew, I would have to be careful to counterbalance my efforts against the pervasiveness of Moody's surveillance.†   (source)
  • Although violence was still pervasive, the National Party had never been stronger.†   (source)
  • The pain is all consuming, so pervasive it feels as if I've never been without it.†   (source)
  • He scanned the room for her again and did not see her, and the first threads of panic began, tiny, pervasive, like the filaments of mushrooms hidden in a log.†   (source)
  • At Smith College the pervasive obsession with food was expressed at candlelight dinners and at Friday-afternoon faculty teas; in Danbury it was via microwave cooking and stolen food.†   (source)
  • Federal investigators determined that Arpaio's organization had "a pervasive culture of discriminatory bias against Latinos" that "reaches the highest levels of the agency."†   (source)
  • Only the dark and her sobs and the pervasive smell of her perfume.†   (source)
  • A sadness pervaded it all, sadness for my own weakness and my own awful dilemma.†   (source)
  • I asked, thinking of the strange and disgusting smell that had pervaded the main room.†   (source)
  • While the attention of a white listener might be piqued by the idea of half a class of black third graders being held back, Cedric, familiar with such pervasive failure, sees something else.†   (source)
  • She would have liked to tell them that behind Communism, Fascism, behind all occupations and invasions lurks a more basic, pervasive evil and that the image of that evil was a parade of people marching by with raised fists and shouting identical syllables in unison.†   (source)
  • She was expecting tension, maybe harsh words, an atmosphere pervaded by competition and distrust.†   (source)
  • A "dirty, mercenary spirit pervades the whole," he wrote.†   (source)
  • To lay it across the drive might appear too obvious a trap, but partially on the road-an intrusion on the pervasive neatness-would be offensive to the eye, the task of removing it better done now than later in the event the general drove out and saw it upon his return.†   (source)
  • The promised stink pervaded everything.†   (source)
  • And then it was everywhere—lining the mouths and whitening the lips of everyone as they wrinkled up their noses at its pervading smell, unable to pinpoint the source or time of its initial arrival.†   (source)
  • She might have been speaking another language; Max simply could not conceive of more than four dimensions or send his spirit on shadow walks or perceive the pervasive, Brownian buzz of ancient incantations.†   (source)
  • Linguist John Baugh wrote that Labov's research, "The Logic of Non-standard English," "was the single most important article ever written that debunked the pervasive linguistic fallacies associated with cognitive-deficit hypotheses"—that is, the fallacy that speakers of Black English were somehow mentally backward.†   (source)
  • Yet amid the most pervasive information delivery systems in history, there is little place for the encouragement of quiet listening to the beliefs of others without rebuttal or criticism.†   (source)
  • Pervading the air was a smell like that of a much-used kitchen.†   (source)
  • A rage for paper money, for an abolition of debts, for an equal division of property, or for any other improper or wicked project, will be less able to pervade the whole Union, just like a malady is more likely to taint a specific county or district than an entire State.†   (source)
  • Crenshinibon, pervaded all of the demon's thoughts.†   (source)
  • Their destination was the headquarters of Jordan's General Intelligence Department, also known as the Mukhabarat, the Arabic word used to the describe the all-pervasive secret services that safeguarded the fragile kingdoms, emirates, and republics of the Middle East.†   (source)
  • And yet misery was the burden, the pervading, killing burden.†   (source)
  • One thing seems certain, and that is that there was a great deal of unresolved guilt and hatred pervading that sad home.†   (source)
  • And in the parlor where the blinds were drawn, the smell of being unvisited would pervade, pervade, pervade.†   (source)
  • The water was luke-warm; for though the sun was no longer shining on it directly, the all-pervading heat had found it out: had warmed it almost to the temperature of blood.†   (source)
  • I remember that moment with crystal clarity and I comprehend it as a turning point in my life: a moment terrible in its illumination of a toad in my soul, an ugliness so pervasive that it seemed my insides were vomit.†   (source)
  • But people also turned inward to their private joys and tragedies to escape the pervasive fear and despondency.†   (source)
  • A silence opened around them in which he felt at once great space, the space almost of darkness itself, and great peace and comfort; and the whole of this immensity was pervaded by her vague face and by the waving light of leaves.†   (source)
  • For, tonight, those years before her fall, in her aunt's dark house? that house which smelled always of clothes kept too long in closets, and of old women; which was redolent of their gossip, and was pervaded, somehow, by the odor of the lemon her aunt took in her tea, and by the odor of frying fish, and of the still that someone kept in the basement? came before her, entire and overwhelming; and she remembered herself, entering any room in which her aunt might be sitting, responding…†   (source)
  • ...a light laughter at once pervaded the assembly;   (source)
    pervaded = spread through or filled
  • A suffocating odour pervaded the prison!   (source)
    pervaded = filled
  • But I feel serene, at peace, pervaded with indifference.†   (source)
  • God is very real—a mental energy that pervades everything.†   (source)
  • And the sense that we had done something terrible by letting them go was all-pervading.†   (source)
  • Guilt pervades me, I've been found out, but for what?†   (source)
  • And the joylessness stank, pervading everything.†   (source)
  • No calling bird, no scurrying creature disturbed the pervading stillness.†   (source)
  • And he stands there agape, his body gone slack in a comic dumbness that's pervaded with danger.†   (source)
  • Neither fear nor anger pervaded his expression.†   (source)
  • Silence pervaded the tent, short and profound.†   (source)
  • A "universal melancholy has pervaded all classes of people."†   (source)
  • Slime dripped from its carapace, and a fungus-like smell pervaded the chamber.†   (source)
  • It was not love, although her rich beauty was a madness to him; nor horror, even while he fancied her spirit to be imbued with the same baneful essence that seemed to pervade her physical frame; but a wild offspring of both love and horror that had each parent in it, and burned like one and shivered like the other….†   (source)
  • …. pervading this daily record, and raising it above itself, is the secret visible only to me: blooming in the darkness and never once mentioned by name.†   (source)
  • He felt that current philosophies and science were a threat to the Christian way of life, that the all-pervading materialism, not least, represented a threat to the Christian faith in God as creator and preserver of all nature.†   (source)
  • The sense of terrible purpose he'd first experienced in his ordeal with the Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam pervaded him.†   (source)
  • That ironic stance pervades the novel right up to the end, where mother and child, rather than existing for each other, as experience has taught us to expect, slay each other, the infant strangled by the umbilical cord, the mother dead after a series of hemorrhages.†   (source)
  • Quality is all-pervading.†   (source)
  • The air that wafted up was warm and pungent, laden with an eerie blend of smells …. the sharp bite of chemicals, the smooth calm of incense, the earthy musk of human sweat, and, pervading it all, a distinct aura of visceral, animal fear.†   (source)
  • Of course, the effect produced by unbroken lines of gentlemen in evening suits, so outnumbering representatives of the fairer sex, was a rather severe one; but then again, in those days, the two large chandeliers that hang over the table still ran on gas - resulting in a subtle, quite soft light pervading the room - and did not produce the dazzling brightness they have done ever since their electrification.†   (source)
  • A sense of failure pervaded him, and he saw through it that Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen had slipped out of the torn uniform, stripped down to a fighting girdle with a mail core.†   (source)
  • Though it had pervaded every aspect of the evening like a simmering toxin, Andy's death was still too huge to grasp—though the strange thing too was how inevitable it seemed in hindsight, how weirdly predictable, almost as if he'd suffered from some fatal inborn defect.†   (source)
  • Only they would know how to connect the heart of a red watermelon to the asafetida bag to the muscadine to the flashlight on his behind to the fists of money to the lemonade in a Mason jar to a man called Blue and come up with what all of that meant in joy, in pain, in anger, in love, and give it its final and pervading ache of freedom.†   (source)
  • No longer did he see the Dutch as "examples to the world," but perceived now, bitterly, "a general littleness arising from the incessant contemplation of stivers and doits [pennies and nickels], which pervades the whole people."†   (source)
  • Even in the daytime it seems dark; and at night, when the lights are on, this darkness pervades everything, like a fog.†   (source)
  • In addition to the illumination from the werelight, a pale glow pervaded the tent, the same as when he had started.†   (source)
  • Soul quality pervades all beings.†   (source)
  • Just more germs, an all-pervading medium of pathogens, microbes, floating colonies of spirochetes that fuse and separate and elongate and spiral and engulf, whole trainloads of matter that people cough forth, rudimentary and deadly.†   (source)
  • They were very well dressed, too well dressed to be eating pork out of a box, but on that warm September day it seemed natural, a perfect addition to the mellowness that pervaded the park.†   (source)
  • But many also died without being directly subjected to persecution; the hopelessness pervading the entire country penetrated the soul to the body, shattering the latter.†   (source)
  • Shocked silence pervaded the pavilion.†   (source)
  • She left, and Eragon got to his feet and stretched, amazed by the sense of well-being that pervaded him.†   (source)
  • Fighting the pervading numbness in his legs, the barbarian managed to stand up, searching around frantically for his weapon.†   (source)
  • He lost track of whether it was day or night, for no matter the time, dusk seemed to pervade the forest.†   (source)
  • That three-worded slogan so pervaded Cesar's world that no one living within a thousand miles of San Antonio was ever allowed to forget it.†   (source)
  • The barbarian had come closer to death than he realized when the dragon's breath had descended upon him, and with the adrenelin of the fight now used up, he felt the pervading cold keenly.†   (source)
  • A thin gray light pervaded the tent, leaching objects of their color, rendering everything a pale shadow of its daylight self.†   (source)
  • The straps on the saddle creaked as she moved, the sound unnaturally loud in the hushed atmosphere that pervaded the interior of the island.†   (source)
  • The Jiet River lay before them, as thick and turgid as a gorged snake, its crosshatched surface reflecting the same ghastly hue that pervaded the Burning Plains.†   (source)
  • The sun had yet to appear over the Beor Mountains, and a damp chill pervaded the valley, even though noon was only a few hours away.†   (source)
  • A pervading, unnatural emanation surrounded creatures from the lower planes when they walked on the material world, an aura that the dark elves, moreso than any other race, had come to understand and recognize.†   (source)
  • The smell of soft goat cheese, sliced mushrooms, yeast, stew, pigeon eggs, and coal dust pervaded the air.†   (source)
  • She had acquired a shield, a full-sized helm, and a mail hauberk since they had parted, and the metal of her armor gleamed in the gray half-light that pervaded the city.†   (source)
  • And throughout the clearing, the sense of a watchful presence pervaded, for the tree contained within it the remnants of the elf once known as Linnea, whose consciousness now guided the growth of the tree and that of the forest beyond.†   (source)
  • Eragon's throat constricted as he spoke of Brom's last hours, of the cool sandstone cave where he had lain, of the feelings of helplessness that had assailed Eragon as he watched Brom slipping away, of the smell of death that had pervaded the dry air, of Brom's final words, of the sandstone tomb Eragon had made with magic, and of how Saphira had transformed it into pure diamond.†   (source)
  • In the sound of the drums I understood a vast pervading doom; but in the expectant silences between, my own disaster loomed larger, more consequent and more hurtful.†   (source)
  • They stared so long and so gloomily at the doorknob, turning over such unhappy and uncertain intuitions in their souls, that the staring, round white knob became all that they saw in the universe except a subtly beating haze pervaded with magnificent quiet sound; so that when the doorbell rang they were so frightened that their hearts contracted.†   (source)
  • So after gazing coldly at each other for a little while, they once more looked into the side yard and down into the street and tried to interest themselves in what they saw, and to forget the thing which so powerfully pervaded their thoughts, and to subdue their physical restiveness in order that they should not be disapproved; and tiring of these, would look over once more at their aunt, who was as aloof almost as their father; and uneased by that, would look once more into each…†   (source)
  • In addition, there was the constant and pervasive anxiety the trainees shared about making mistakes.†   (source)
  • Suddenly, the main lights turned back on; the pervasive hum of white noise returned.†   (source)
  • And if there was one all-pervasive note about the scene, it, too, was unmistakable.†   (source)
  • It hung in the hot, humid air, rich, rank, pervasive.†   (source)
  • Only moss, lichen, and a few low shrubs survived in the pervasive green shade.†   (source)
  • Was the C.I.A. as pervasive and powerful as legend held?†   (source)
  • Now the odor of vomit, pervasive, unextinguishable, cheesy.†   (source)
  • This is often pervasive, and is manifested by uncertainty about several life issues, such as self-image, sexual orientation, long-term goals or career choice, types of friends or lovers to have, and which values to adopt.†   (source)
  • The culture of sexual violence was so pervasive that even the prison chaplain was sexually assaulting women when they came to the chapel.†   (source)
  • In Identity Disorder there is a similar clinical picture, but Borderline Personality… preempts the diagnosis … if the disturbance is sufficiently pervasive and … it is unlikely that it will be limited to a developmental stage.†   (source)
  • In Identity Disorder there is a similar clinical picture, but Borderline Personality Disorder preempts the diagnosis of Identity Disorder if the criteria for Borderline Personality Disorder are met, the disturbance is sufficiently pervasive and persistent, and it is unlikely that it will be limited to a developmental stage….†   (source)
  • =========================== Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense.†   (source)
  • …of Chusuk, the Buddislamic Variants of the types dominant at Lankiveil and Sikun, the Blend Books of the Mahayana Lankavatara, the Zen Hekiganshu of III Delta Pavonis, the Tawrah and Talmudic Zabur surviving on Salusa Secundus, the pervasive Obeah Ritual, the Muadh Quran with its pure Ilm and Fiqh preserved among the pundi rice farmers of Caladan, the Hindu outcroppings found all through the universe in little pockets of insulated pyons, and finally, the Butlerian Jihad.†   (source)
  • The hum of the woods was pervasive; the crickets clicked their incessant symphony, a lone owl hooted to be answered by another, and small ferret-like creatures scampered through the underbrush.†   (source)
  • What they found was a strange accent, a pervasive fear of their religion and firm resistance to their attempts to find work.†   (source)
  • There were about 15,000 felonies on the system a year — a number that would hit 20,000 a year by the end of the decade — and harassment of riders by panhandlers and petty criminals was so pervasive that ridership of the trains had sunk to its lowest level in the history of the subway system.†   (source)
  • The sleeve of her green coat brushed his and he smelled her perfume, something delicate and yet pervasive, something like the dense pale petals of lilacs outside the window of the student rooms he'd once occupied in Pittsburgh.†   (source)
  • It's a push from an all-pervasive force, but the force moves in straight lines, so it casts a shadow because it can't go around mass.†   (source)
  • The doors opened and the general walked out, instantly aware of the pervasive silence that filled the corridors both left and right.†   (source)
  • I only know there is a pervasive weight of gentleness, even from Stephen, that is strange and discomfiting.†   (source)
  • And I could feel that detachment, that passivity in him as something pervasive which was at the root of what he insisted to me again, 'I could not have prevented it.'†   (source)
  • Potent and pervasive as a prairie dust storm, memories and dreams seep and mingle through cracks, settling on furniture and into upholstery.†   (source)
  • It was not just that the vice presidency offered so little chance to say or do anything of consequence, but that at a time when party politicswere becoming increasingly potent and pervasive, he would not, could not, be a party man.†   (source)
  • Yes, the film has climbed to the surface, to a landscape shocked by light, pervasive and overexposed.†   (source)
  • So widespread and pervasive was such propaganda that even Martha Washington, who may have been smarting still from the "Mazzei Letter," remarked toa visiting clergyman that she thought Jefferson "one of the most detestable of mankind."†   (source)
  • Ethel gave me the clue that this attitude toward animals was a pervasive part of the island culture when she told me about her uncle.†   (source)
  • And when at last I opened my eyes the silence which had enfolded me had given place to a pervasive murmur, the sound from the suppliant lips and beseeching throats of the multitude.†   (source)
  • It took me a long time but I soon became aware of an underlying, pervasive fixation for violence among the people of the island.†   (source)
  • Indeed, Wanda had a transcendentally German surname, Muck-Horch von Kretschmann—this being the result of her birth to a German father and a Polish mother in Lodz, where the influence of Germany upon commerce and industry, mainly textiles, had been pervasive if not almost complete.†   (source)
  • I had unwittingly created a new stereotype among the island people and it seemed insidiously pervasive among the parents.†   (source)
  • The Maple Court was large, and on the seedy side, with the faint pervasive odor of stagnant water, but the three of us were attracted there on especially sultry summer nights by the refrigerated air and by the fact that we had grown rather to like its down-at-the-heel easygoingness.†   (source)
  • He did not look as big as he really was, and the fragrance of the flowers was so strong and the vitality of the mourners was so many-souled and so pervasive, and so permeated and compounded by propriety and restraint, and they felt so urgently the force of all the eyes upon them, that they saw their father almost as idly as if he had been a picture, or a substituted image, and felt little realization of his presence and little interest.†   (source)
  • …whispered rhyme repeated again and again—"Don't be a teaser, Irma Griese—" even with his hand remorselessly twisting her hair as if from its roots, even with his other hand at her shoulder clamped down with sickening pain and force, even with the pervasive sense he transmits, lying there, shuddering, of a man far over the brink and prowling his own demented underworld—even with the feverish fright engulfing her she cannot help but feel the old delectable pleasure as she sucks him.†   (source)
  • Illness and debilitation would account for this state, of course—especially during the unspeakable months at Birkenau—but she was certain it was also psychological: the pervasive smell and presence of death caused any generative urge to seem literally obscene, a travesty, and thus—as in the depths of illness—to remain at so low an ebb as to be virtually snuffed out.†   (source)
  • In a communication addressed to Himmler on that third day of October—a day Sophie remembered as having the first brisk bite of autumn in it, despite the pervasive murky smoke and stench which so blunted one's perception of the change of season—Hoss theorized that there was one of four possible reasons, or perhaps a combination of the four, which caused the Greek Jews to be dragged off the cattle cars and boxcars in such a sorry state of deterioration, indeed with so many of the…†   (source)
  • …of 1943, at a time when by night the billowing flames from the Birkenau crematoriums blazed so intensely that the regional German military command, situated one hundred kilometers away near Cracow, grew apprehensive lest the fires attract enemy air forays, and when by day a bluish veil of burning human flesh beclouded the golden autumnal sunlight, sifting out over garden and paddling pool and orchard and stable and hedgerow its sickish sweet, inescapably pervasive charnel-house mist.†   (source)
  • There was the drenching hospitality in the pervading smell of sweet magnolias.†   (source)
  • The violence of breaking down the door seemed to fill this room with pervading dust.†   (source)
  • He trotted off, puzzled, soundless in the pervading hum.†   (source)
  • It was a chronic attribute, pervading his entire person.†   (source)
  • Eternal, all-pervading, unchanging, immovable, the Self is the same forever.†   (source)
  • And by Thee is the world pervaded, 0 Thou of infinite form.†   (source)
  • She pervades poetry from cover to cover; she is all but absent from history.†   (source)
  • But the feeling persisted, stealthily pervading her mind.†   (source)
  • The occupant of this room might well be a learned man; and to this the all-pervading smell of cigar smoke might testify as well as the stumps and ash of cigars all about the room.†   (source)
  • But at this same moment, now that once more all ways of escape were sealed against him, he felt his longing for her blaze up again, with a violence so sudden, so intense, that he started running to his hotel, as if to escape the burning pain that none the less pervaded him, racing like wildfire in his blood.†   (source)
  • It was a pervading everywhere of wistaria (I was fourteen then) as though of all springs yet to capitulate condensed into one spring, one summer the spring and summertime which is every females who breathed above dust, beholden of all betrayed springs held over from all irrevocable time, repercussed, bloomed again.†   (source)
  • And I cannot translate it to you so that its binding power ropes you in, and makes it clear to you that you are aimless; and the rhythm is cheap and worthless; and so remove that degradation which, if you are unaware of your aimlessness, pervades you, making you senile, even while you are young.†   (source)
  • The mosquitoes droned on; it was no good defending yourself by striking at the air: they pervaded the whole place like an element.†   (source)
  • I was not concerned to impress the new freshmen who, like their London sisters, were here being launched in Society; there were strange faces now at every party and I, who a few months back had been voracious of new acquaintances, now felt surfeited; even our small circle of intimates, so lively in the summer sunshine, seemed dimmed and muted now in the pervading fog, the river-borne twilight that softened and obscured all that year for me.†   (source)
  • Without dismounting (usually Sutpen did not even greet them with as much as a nod, apparently as unaware of their presence as if they had been idle shades) they would sit in a curious quiet clump as though for mutual protection and watch his mansion rise, carried plank by plank and brick by brick out of the swamp where the clay and timber waited—the bearded white man and the twenty black ones and all stark naked beneath the croaching and pervading mud.†   (source)
  • Creation myths are pervaded with a sense of the doom that is continually recalling all created shapes to the imperishable out of which they first emerged.†   (source)
  • A curious sense of lightness, of freedom, pervaded her now that she had finally hardened her heart against all that bound her to the old days and the old Scarlett.†   (source)
  • CHAPTER LX Something was wrong with the world, a somber, frightening wrongness that pervaded everything like a dark impenetrable mist, stealthily closing around Scarlett.†   (source)
  • For an extent, Ananda, of twelve leagues about the city Kusinara and the sal-tree grove Upavattana of the Mallas, there is not a spot of ground large enough to stick the point of a hair into, that is not pervaded by powerful deities.†   (source)
  • Apparently holiness, magical virtue, taboo, or whatever we may call that mysterious quality which is supposed to pervade sacred or tabooed persons, is conceived by the primitive philosopher as a physical substance or fluid, with which the sacred man is charged just as a I.eyden jar is charged with electricity; and exactly as the electricity in the jar can be discharged by contact with a good conductor, so the holiness or magical virtue in the man can be discharged and drained away by…†   (source)
  • In the Heavenly Radiance of the Voidness, There existeth not shadow of thing or concept, Yet it pervaded, all objects of knowledge; Obeisance to the InanutablePeace is at the heart of all because Avalokitegvara—Kwan Yin, the mighty Bodhisattva, Boundless Love, includes, regards, and dwells within (without exception) every sentient being.†   (source)
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