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used in David Copperfield

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existing throughout something; or generally widespread
  • Miss Shepherd being the one pervading theme and vision of my life, how do I ever come to break with her?
    Chapters 16-18 (87% in)
  • They received me and Peggotty in an affectionate manner, and shook hands with Mr. Barkis, who, with his hat on the very back of his head, and a shame-faced leer upon his countenance, and pervading his very legs, presented but a vacant appearance, I thought.
    Chapters 10-12 (10% in)
  • ...with his long knees drawn up under his coffee-cup, his hat and gloves upon the ground close to him, his spoon going softly round and round, his shadowless red eyes, which looked as if they had scorched their lashes off, turned towards me without looking at me, the disagreeable dints I have formerly described in his nostrils coming and going with his breath, and a snaky undulation pervading his frame from his chin to his boots, I decided in my own mind that I disliked him intensely.
    Chapters 25-27 (30% in)
  • Not only was I soon as well known on the Norwood Road as the postmen on that beat, but I pervaded London likewise.
    Chapters 25-27 (74% in)
  • 'My dear friend Copperfield,' said Mr. Micawber, 'accidents will occur in the best-regulated families; and in families not regulated by that pervading influence which sanctifies while it enhances the — a — I would say, in short, by the influence of Woman, in the lofty character of Wife, they may be expected with confidence, and must be borne with philosophy.
    Chapters 28-30 (10% in)
  • All day, she seemed to pervade the whole house.
    Chapters 28-30 (60% in)
  • Enough love might have been wrung out of me, metaphorically speaking, to drown anybody in; and yet there would have remained enough within me, and all over me, to pervade my entire existence.
    Chapters 31-33 (63% in)
  • Strange to say, that quiet influence which was inseparable in my mind from Agnes, seemed to pervade even the city where she dwelt.
    Chapters 37-39 (62% in)
  • The old unhappy feeling pervaded my life.
    Chapters 46-48 (89% in)
  • Uriah's cheeks lost colour, and an unwholesome paleness, still faintly tinged by his pervading red, overspread them.
    Chapters 52-54 (15% in)
  • The spirit of Agnes so pervaded all we thought, and said, and did, in that time of sorrow, that I assume I may refer the project to her influence.
    Chapters 52-54 (66% in)
  • Whatever occurs to harass her, usually settles in her legs; but on this occasion it mounted to the chest, and then to the head, and, in short, pervaded the whole system in a most alarming manner.
    Chapters 58-60 (46% in)
  • The tranquillity and peace belonging, of old, to that quiet ground in my memory, pervaded it again.
    Chapters 58-60 (91% in)

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