PERMEATE in a Sentence

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For PERMEATE, below is one of 17 sentences:
Her whole person, permeated with the joy of youth, of innocence, and of beauty, breathed forth a splendid melancholy.

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 Meanings and Examples of PERMEATE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
permeate
 v.  spread or flow throughout; pervade
Classic Sentence:
1  The sacred law of Jesus Christ governs our civilization, but it does not, as yet, permeate it; it is said that slavery has disappeared from European civilization.
Les Misérables 1 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER XI—CHRISTUS NOS LIBERAVIT
2  He saw only her long chestnut lashes, permeated with shadow and modesty.
Les Misérables 3 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER II—LUX FACTA EST
3  Her whole person, permeated with the joy of youth, of innocence, and of beauty, breathed forth a splendid melancholy.
Les Misérables 4 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER V—THE ROSE PERCEIVES THAT IT IS AN ENGINE OF WAR
4  The spirit of the convent, with which she had been permeated for the space of five years, was still in the process of slow evaporation from her person, and made everything tremble around her.
Les Misérables 4 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI—THE BATTLE BEGUN
5  Each became permeated with the other, they were enchanted with each other, they dazzled each other.
Les Misérables 4 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER VI—OLD PEOPLE ARE MADE TO GO OUT OPPORTUNELY
6  The earth, permeated with the ocean, becomes a pitfall.
Les Misérables 5 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER V—IN THE CASE OF SAND AS IN THAT OF WOMAN, THERE ...
7  He was not temporarily overlaid with the colour; it permeated him.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: 2 Humanity Appears upon the Scene, Hand in Hand with Trouble
8  He was permeated with its scenes, with its substance, and with its odours.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: 2 The New Course Causes Disappointment
9  Morrel, overpowered, turned around in the arm-chair; a delicious torpor permeated every vein.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 117. The Fifth of October.
10  The whole courtyard was permeated by a strong peaceful smell of stable yards, delightful to Pierre at that moment.
War and Peace 4 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER IX
11  The history of manners and ideas permeates the history of events, and this is true reciprocally.
Les Misérables 4 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER I—ORIGIN
Example Sentence:
1  The odor of frying onions permeate the air.
2  The air was permeated with the odour of burning rubber.
3  The smell of diesel oil permeated the air.
4  Dissatisfaction with the government seems to have permeated every section of society.
5  Bias against women permeates every level of the judicial system.
6  Technology permeates the whole of our lives.