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Word: pervasive

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


Sentences Containing 'pervasive'

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.

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