English version

be shot through with something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe shot through with somethingbe shot through with somethinga) TIMCOLOUR/COLORif a piece of cloth is shot through with a colour, it has very small threads of that colour woven into it a fine silk shot through with gold threads b) LOT/LARGE NUMBER OR AMOUNTto have a lot of a particular quality or feeling a charming collection of stories, shot through with a gentle humour shot
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be shot through with somethingfine silk shot through with gold threadsUnfortunately the timber industry is shot through with economic inefficiency.Statement is shot through with feeling in the long, passionately detailed account of the mutiny.Violence is endemic and Thomson fashions a stylish off-beat thriller which occasionally meanders but is shot through with genuine menace.All the stories were shot through with Hurley's dry, gentle humor.Yet that concept of secular potential was shot through with particular assumptions.Many of the women's purity associations were shot through with similar class divisions.This is a genuine kind of knowledge, but it is shot through with subjectivity.And his parents' letters were shot through with such worry.
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