used in A Room of One's Own
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allowing passage through a barrier
The barrier can be physical or figurative — such as:
- a membrane, asphalt or other material that is full of tiny holes that permit penetration by a fluid or gas
- a border or other barrier that is not effective (for example, permitting illegal crossing)
- an ineffective sports defense
- a law or other rule that is full of loopholes
- He meant, perhaps, that the androgynous mind is resonant and porous; that it transmits emotion without impediment; that it is naturally creative, incandescent and undivided.
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