What does the word pervasive mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Penetrating; permeating.

Usage examples for pervasive

  1. So this man would have felt about the pervasive influence of his mother. – Christianity and Progress by 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 by 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 by Shoghi Effendi
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