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The arms business would not survive in its current form without pervasive corruption. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)He puts most emphasis on the pervasive corruption of the political class. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)There is a pervasive sense of isolation. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This bleak view has a pervasive influence on the environmental movement to this day. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It has holes in the roof and a faint but pervasive smell of rotting wood. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The accent is now on fun rather than endless drills and going home with a pervasive sense of failure. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But also a handy of just how pervasive a influence hip-hop is. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Although his own career faded, his influence remained pervasive in the work of other performers. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It's a pervasive attitude that goes well beyond politicians. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It's a pervasive presence in my industry. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And while the nursery is clean and filled with caring staff, there is a pervasive sense of sadness. The Sun (2011)It's a strangely pervasive attitude. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This was also an age during which the religious teaching of the church had a very strong and pervasive influence throughout western Europe. Property and Prophets: The Evolution of Economic Institutions and Ideologies (1995)We sat together in the small staff room on sagging sofas, amid a rich and pervasive smell of old upholstery and decaying dogs. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This pervasive attitude impacts on allocations of budget, manpower, and the priorities imposed by the organization. Market-led Strategic Change (1991)There was a pervasive smell in the gallery, of wood polish, burnt toast and lingering coffee fumes. Seminary Boy (2006)
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British English: pervasive ADJECTIVE
Something, especially something bad, that is pervasive is present or felt throughout a place or thing.
...the pervasive influence of the army in national life.
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