What does the word pervade mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Pervasion.

Usage examples for pervade

  1. Horace may be said to pervade the literature of the eighteenth century in three ways: as a teacher of political and social morality; as a master of the art of poetry; and as a sort of elegantiae arbiter. – Horace and His Influence by Grant Showerman
  2. New interests had arisen, new friendships had grown up; and, above all, there had stolen into my life that supreme influence that, for good or for evil, according to my fortune, was to colour and pervade it even to its close. – The Vanishing Man by R. Austin Freeman