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used in The Memory Keeper’s Daughter

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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
  • The wind rose, and his skin became as porous as his suit.
    p. 261.1
  • The other photos were similar, porous openings blooming in white, like a landscape of complex craters transmitted from the moon.
    p. 215.3

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