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.
- The other photos were similar, porous openings blooming in white, like a landscape of complex craters transmitted from the moon.
There are no more uses of "porous" in The Memory Keeper’s Daughter.