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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpervasiveper‧va‧sive /pəˈveɪsɪv $ pər-/ adjective  COMMONexisting everywhere the pervasive influence of television the all-pervasive mood of apathypervasiveness noun [uncountable]
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pervasiveThough enunciation is given to such feelings on occasion, it is by no means pervasive.The bad was the pervasive and inevitable corruption of morals and manners that accompanied such a compulsion for the luxurious.In this dynamic perspective, pervasive and local features of style are equally parts of the pattern.She argues that sexual discrimination remains a pervasive element in corporate culture.Violence and crime are pervasive features of city life.How effective is this pervasive imagery in achieving female conformity?The high sun had burned off the pervasive mist and cleared heaven and earth.Mr Izmailov cited pervasive pollution, bad weather, rampant poaching and over-fishing as the reasons for the declining catch.Alcohol is still a pervasive problem with high - school students.Again, we see the surprisingly pervasive role that presumptions of contextual appropriateness play in successful communication.Apart from these tender moments, however, I struggled to quell a pervasive sense of emptiness inside.
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