pervasive

Part of speech: adjective

Penetrating; permeating.

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Usage examples "pervasive":

  1. So this man would have felt about the pervasive influence of his mother. - "Christianity and Progress", Harry Emerson Fosdick.
  2. With the decline and departure of the sun a fog gathered itself out of the low meadow- land that bordered the railway as they went along towards the west, stretching over it like a placid lake, till at the end of the journey, the mist became generally pervasive, though not dense. - "The Hand of Ethelberta", Thomas Hardy.
  3. I look back with feelings of wonder, thankfulness and joy upon the chain of memorable circumstances which, a little over a century ago, accompanied the introduction of the Faith into, and marked the inception of its nascent institutions within a continent which, in the course of the last two thousand years, has exercised on the destiny of the human race a pervasive influence unequalled by that of any other continent of the globe. - "Unfolding Destiny", Shoghi Effendi.