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 Meanings and Examples of PENETRATE
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penetrate
 v.  pierce; go through; permeate
Classic Sentence: (165 in 12 pages)
1  This was difficult, for Scarlett had not a subtle bone in her body; and Gerald was so much like her he never failed to penetrate her weak subterfuges, even as she penetrated his.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
2  He took in her dishabille in one glance that seemed to penetrate through her wrapper.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
3  All he had done was let the Yankees penetrate eighty-eight miles into Georgia.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
4  It seemed to penetrate even her ice-locked heart and strength came coursing back into her body.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
5  Something of her exasperated weariness seemed to penetrate his mind, calling it back from its wanderings, for he raised her hands with tenderness and, turning them palm up, looked at the calluses.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
6  And now, it was either too late or she did not have the patience or the wisdom to penetrate their small secretive hearts.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LVI
7  She would be able to arrange her life as she pleased, to soar into that empyrean of security where creditors cannot penetrate.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
8  And even if she were not, the sound of the bell would penetrate every recess of her tiny apartment, and rouse her to answer her friend's call.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 13
9  Yes, their supreme lord and dictator was there, though hitherto unseen by any eyes not permitted to penetrate into the now sacred retreat of the cabin.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Ahab.
10  The foundation does not penetrate the deck, but the masonry is firmly secured to the surface by ponderous knees of iron bracing it on all sides, and screwing it down to the timbers.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 96. The Try-Works.
11  The future was a mystery which she never attempted to penetrate.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XV
12  He observed by the vacant expression of the Indian's countenance, that his eye, accustomed to the open air had not yet been able to penetrate the dusky light which pervaded the depth of the cavern.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9
13  The warrior whose eye is open can see his enemy, said Magua, once more shifting his ground, when he found himself unable to penetrate the caution of his companion.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28
14  At the same moment the bell sounded deep in the wood, so clear and solemnly that five or six determined to penetrate somewhat further.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE BELL
15  He began by moving his bed, and looked around for anything with which he could pierce the wall, penetrate the moist cement, and displace a stone.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 15. Number 34 and Number 27.
Example Sentence: (24 in 2 pages)
1  Western ideas penetrate slowly through the East.
2  Amazingly, the bullet did not penetrate his brain.
3  These fine particles penetrate deep into the lungs.
4  They are hoping to penetrate the Japanese market with their latest product.
5  You can hear her piano practice penetrate each room of the house.
6  To transcend is to go beyond and penetrate the mundane into a deeper truth or trust.
7  The target for the matador is a small soft spot at the base of the bull's hump, where the sword can penetrate directly to the heart of the bull.
8  Like sunlight penetrates every inch of skin feeling faint.
9  The sun's radiation penetrates the skin.
10  The bullet penetrated three inches into the wall.
11  This employee has penetrated his boss' s meaning.
12  The knife penetrated her finger and made it bleed.
13  Women's movement has not really penetrated here.
14  Our troops have penetrated enemy territory.
15  The rain had penetrated right through his skin.