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 (pər-vā′sĭv, -zĭv)
Having the quality or tendency to pervade or permeate: the pervasive odor of garlic.

[From Latin pervāsus, past participle of pervādere, to pervade; see pervade.]

per·va′sive·ly adv.
per·va′sive·ness n.
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Adv.1.pervasively - in a pervasive manner
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advdurchdringend; to spread pervasively (smell etc) → sich überall ausbreiten (→ through in +dat); (ideas, mood etc also) → um sich greifen (→ through in +dat)
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* The most striking error in these letters is Joseph Chuman's assertion that charitable choice forces government to determine which religious organizations are "pervasively sectarian." This problematic task is precisely what the government used to have to undertake under the old "no aid" regime, which denied eligibility for grants to "pervasively sectarian" organizations, and thus unjustly discriminated in favor of providers whose vision of social service could abide secularization.
Yatromanolakis's vision in this splendid first novel, although full of diversity and surprise, is pervasively dark.
But in the past, these institutions, though run by religious groups, could not be "pervasively sectarian." In other words, they could not be too religious.
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Granite magma injection complexes, which are common in hot crustal terranes, are thought to result from magma migrating pervasively through an interconnected network of blobs and sheets, of scales varying between millimetres and tens of metres.
The Loreto vein-stockwork system is pervasively altered to carbonate and sericite, and a drill-hole intersected mineralisation over 38.1 m of 119.7 g/t Ag, 0.72% Pb and 1.24% Zn, including 3 m at 487.5 g/t Ag, 1.67% Pb and 2.87% Zn.
This hope, after a long lull, has reemerged under the similar label of the "new economy." While there is substantial vagueness about the specifications of the new economy, its existence and importance are pervasively proclaimed.
(As Odom makes clear, it remains impossible to measure exactly how much because the military-industrial cancer had spread so pervasively.) Moscow's military, pledged to defend the Motherland, ended by consuming so much of the state's wealth that it destroyed the system, the economy, and the last social integrity.
Malherbe and others have, for instance, shown similar and wider related concerns pervasively evidenced among Cynic and other philosophers.
Claiming some space in what has continued to be a pervasively male-dominated reggae dancehall scene is not a simple task.
Noting that his is the first substantial study of Swift's ideas about the future, Chalmers declares the aim of the investigation to be 'to demonstrate that Jonathan Swift's writing is pervasively molded by his acute apprehension of the future'.
Generally, this provision says that if a state elects to contract with private entities for any program services or activities, the state may not discriminate against religious providers, even those of a pervasively sectarian nature.