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pervasive
used in Jane Eyre

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Definition
existing throughout something; or generally widespread
  • A light shone through the keyhole and from under the door; a profound stillness pervaded the vicinity.
    Chapter 9 (72% in)
  • Led by her, I passed from compartment to compartment, from passage to passage, of a large and irregular building; till, emerging from the total and somewhat dreary silence pervading that portion of the house we had traversed, we came upon the hum of many voices, and presently entered a wide, long room, with great deal tables, two at each end, on each of which burnt a pair of candles, and seated all round on benches, a congregation of girls of every age, from nine or ten to twenty.
    Chapter 5 (27% in)
  • A very chill and vault-like air pervaded the stairs and gallery, suggesting cheerless ideas of space and solitude; and I was glad, when finally ushered into my chamber, to find it of small dimensions, and furnished in ordinary, modern style.
    Chapter 11 (31% in)

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