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Word: pervasive

Definition: spread throughout; V. pervade: (of smells, ideas, feelings) spread throughout; charge; permeate

Sentences Containing 'pervasive'

Although in itself neither degenerative nor fatal, the chronic pain of fibromyalgia is pervasive and persistent.
Although technically able to vote, poll taxes, pervasive pervasive acts of terror such as lynching in the United States (often perpetrated by groups such as the reborn Ku Klux Klan, founded in the Reconstruction South), and discriminatory laws such as grandfather clauses kept black Americans disenfranchised particularly in the South.
Although that theory has become widely pervasive in the history of theater, there is no evidence to support the contention that his plays were intended to be read or recited at small gatherings of the wealthy.
Anthropological research suggests that patriarchy is pervasive among the majority of human societies, such that women have been systematically discriminated against, oppressed, and marginalized by men throughout history.
Based in former warehouses on the harbourside at Bristol, it hosts three cinemas, a café/bar, events/conferencing spaces, The Pervasive Media Studio, and office spaces for administrative and creative staff.
Corruption in Brazil is a pervasive social problem.
Critics of MINUSTAH's goal of providing security say that the provision of increased police presence is coming with the unfortunate consequence of neglecting the vast socioeconomic problems in the area, the lack of effort in addressing infrastructure improvement, the joblessness and the pervasive poverty.
Due to the mature subject matter of the film, it was rated "R" by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) in the United States, specifically for strong depiction of "child abuse including sexual assault, and pervasive indecent language".
Frye reclassifies Imperial Aramaic as the ""lingua franca"" of the Achaemenid territories, suggesting then that the Achaemenid-era use of Aramaic was more pervasive than generally thought.
He directed my attention to what he called the`strong and pervasive religious look of the town,'but I could not see that it looked more religious than the other hill towns with the same slope and built of the same kind of bricks.
His mastery is most notable in two dramatic types, tragicomedy and comedy of manners, both of which exerted a pervasive influence on dramatists in the reign of Charles I and during the Restoration.
In addition, NAMI Greater Houston strives to eliminate pervasive stigma, to effect positive changes in the mental health system and to increase public and professional understanding about mental illness.
In April 2006, the FFRF sued to challenge the pervasive integration of "spirituality" into health care by the Department of Veteran Affairs.
In July 2013, the MPAA rated the film as R rating for strong violence, pervasive language, drug content and brief sexuality.
Institutional. Institutional racism is the theory that aspects of the structure, pervasive attitudes, and established institutions of society disadvantage some racial groups, although not by an overtly discriminatory mechanism.
Involved with hard, dangerous and health-threatening employment, the unionised and self-supporting pit-village communities in Britain have been home to more pervasive class barriers than has been the case in other industries (for an example, see chapter two of The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell.)
iShed also runs The Pervasive Media Studio, a partnership between Watershed, HP Labs and UWE set up to support interdiscplinary research and development.
It and the related Carterfone decision were seen as precursors to the entry of MCI Communications and the development of more pervasive telecom competition.
Its brand of libertarianism is not one represented by the current thought pervasive in the Libertarian Party but a brand that is Paleolibertarianism.
Mirex induces pervasive chronic physiological and biochemical disorders in various vertebrates.
Schizophrenia is not diagnosed if symptoms of pervasive developmental disorder are present unless prominent delusions or hallucinations are also present.
She was also critical of marriage, often depicting brides as mannequins and children, reflecting the socially pervasive idea of women as incomplete people with little control over their lives . Höch considered herself a part of the women's movement in the 1920s, as shown in her depiction of herself in "Schnitt mit dem Küchenmesser DADA durch die letzte weimarer Bierbauchkulturepoche Deutschlands" (1919–20).
So pervasive were policy terminations that the company's insurance in force on July 1, 1932 was less than it had been at the beginning of the year.
Some of these effects include delayed mental development, Pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), morphological abnormalities in the cerebral surface.
Spitzberg and Cupach state more research is needed to correctly capture the connection, but ORI and stalking are pervasive and impactful occurrences.
The Pervasive Media Studio was previously located in the Leadworks building in Anchor Square Bristol until 2011 when it moved to the Watershed building.
The Stasi also maintained a pervasive network of informers within the ranks of the "Grenztruppen".
The theory addresses the need to educate people for the knowledge age society, in which knowledge and innovation are pervasive.
This change became more pervasive with the rise of Hollywood and American popular culture.
Todd Kristel of Allmusic, who wrote a negative review to the album, stated that "in general, the lyrics aren't particularly impressive and the band has only mixed success at musically evoking the pervasive sense of menace they seem to be going after."
Trainor played Jonesy, a savant with pervasive developmental disorder in the first production of "Lost Monsters" by Laurence Wilson at the Everyman Theatre, Liverpool in 2009.
What is known is that a child with ASD has a pervasive problem with how the brain is wired.
Whether it is Officer Jimmy McNulty using all his cards to pursue a high-profile case despite resistance from his own department, or gang member D'Angelo Barksdale accepting a 20-year prison sentence contrary to his strong desire to turn in his uncle Avon and walk, this type of conflict is pervasive in all aspects of the show.
Yiguandao (), translated as the Pervasive Way, True Way, is a new religious movement that originated in twentieth-century China.

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::: discount - disregard; regard (a story or news) as unimportant; deduct from a cost
::: nourishment - something that nourishes; food
::: rivet - metal pin used for fastening metal plates together; V: fasten with a rivet; engross
::: effective - effectual; producing a strong response; striking; in operation; in effect; Ex. effective speech/photograph
::: impermeable - impervious; not permitting passage through its substance; impossible to permeate
::: trifle - something of little importance or value; small amount; Ex. a trifle; V: treat without seriousness; flirt
::: demoniac - (demoniacal) fiendish; cruel; N. demon: evil supernatural being; devil
::: behoove - (behove) be suited to; be incumbent upon; be right and necessary; Ex. It behooves one to do.
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