Phrases with "penetrated"

Henry James It won’t be for me to speak,” Maggie added in a different tone, one of the tones that had already so penetrated her guest. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

Jack London Then an agent of the Iron Heel managed to become a member, penetrated all its secrets, and brought about its total annihilation. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

It had glided down it, tearing the robe, and had penetrated slantingly between the flesh and the ribs. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Charles Dickens Already, the mender of roads had penetrated into the midst of a group of fifty particular friends, and was smiting himself in the breast with his blue cap. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

George Meredith I penetrated his mystery enough to abstain from questioning him, and enough to determine that on my coming of age he should cease to be a pensioner, petitioner, and adventurer. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Robert Green Ingersoll In spite of all religion, the geologist penetrated the earth, read her history in books of stone, and found hidden within her bosom, souvenirs of all the ages. The Gods by Robert Green Ingersoll

Rybin was standing to let the ray of sun that penetrated a chink in the roof fall on his paper. Mother by Maksim Gorky

The name invested her with a graceless, anatomical interest, it penetrated her wizened black and derisively exposed her; her name went far indeed to make her dramatic. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

Four slender spear& penetrated his shaggy chest, as with a &cream which ended lit a gulp he splashed back into the water. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

Massock stared at her, and at her red cloak: she had penetrated to his presence to ask the question. Ketira the Gypsy by Ellen Wood [1876]

By a curious accident, L. and the Writer once actually penetrated into a forger’s workshop. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

My faculty of observation had become intuitive; it penetrated the soul without neglecting the body, or rather it so well grasped exterior details that at once it pierced beyond. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

I can’t say that care and sorrow have not sometimes penetrated these sylvan fastnesses; but the tumults of the world, thank Heaven! — never. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Now, penetrated with his influence, and living by his affection, having his worth by intellect, and his goodness by heart — I preferred him before all humanity. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Samuel Johnson The leather of Sky is not completely penetrated by vegetable matter, and therefore cannot be very durable. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

The sun, already high, penetrated into the room through the window, the curtains of which Raoul had neglected to close on the previous evening. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Jules Verne The opening widened little by little, but this kind of work could not be continued long, for the water, covering their clothes, penetrated to their bodies here and there. A Winter Amid the Ice by Jules Verne [1874]

H. G. Wells He was for walking past her, but something in her face penetrated even his disturbance. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

Elizabeth Gaskell At length the grey dawn penetrated even into the dark cellar. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Guy de Maupassant He got a terrible shock, for they were of the same age; but the very next moment, a sensation of profound joy, of infinite relief of deliverance, penetrated his body and soul. The Avenger (Le Vengeur) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Guy de Maupassan He walked on, possessed by them, penetrated by a sort of feminine essence with which their contact filled him. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

George Meredith He penetrated a plot in a flash; and in a flash he formed one; but in both cases, it was after long hovering and not over-eager deliberation, by the patient exercise of his quick perceptives. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Victor Hugo Gwynplaine, preceded by the Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King-at-Arms, and Blue Mantle, penetrated into this privileged compartment. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Wilkie Collins Guided by his subtle intelligence, Father Benwell penetrated her motive as soon as she opened the door. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Anatole France The ideas of philosophy had not sufficiently penetrated me to cause anything like a disgust at that pretty girl. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

Washington Irving Following this up, and threading a fearful labyrinth, I penetrated into the very heart of the pyramid, even to the sepulchral chamber, where the mummy of the high-priest had lain for ages. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Jules Verne They penetrated as far as the scene of the attack. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Watkin Tench Had he penetrated our state, perhaps he might have given his countrymen such a description of our diminished numbers, and diminished strength, as would have emboldened them to become more troublesome. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

Jules Verne Only a faint light penetrated through the porthole into my cabin. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

Guy de Maupassan All the good things that he loved, the good things of existence rushed into memory, penetrated him with fresh desires, awakened all the vigorous appetites of his active, powerful body. Little Louise Roqué by Guy de Maupassan

I turned to look back into the room; the moon penetrated its shadow very palely and partially — but still there was light. The Haunted and the Haunters by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1859]

Jules Verne Both air and light, therefore, penetrated in some measure into the glade. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

I had not even a knife with me to show fight with if he attacked me, and my small charge of shot would not have penetrated beyond his skin, unless I managed to hit him when he was very near to me. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

D. H. Lawrence But the influence of the young soldier’s being had penetrated through the officer’s stiffened discipline, and perturbed the man in him. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

Thomas Paine Everything must have had a beginning, and the fog of time and antiquity should be penetrated to discover it. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

He sat all night on his stool, starting at the least noise; and when the first rays of the sun penetrated into his chamber, the dawn itself appeared to him to have taken funereal tints. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Wilkie Collins Far and near her modest charities have penetrated among us; and far and near she is heartily beloved and blessed in many a laborer’s household. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

Arnold Bennett The heavy crimson curtains had been drawn across the dirty lace curtains of the window, but the lights of the little square faintly penetrated through chinks into the room. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

H. G. Wells They penetrated downward, ever downward, towards the working places. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Wilkie Collins I penetrated the surgeon’s object in directing my attention to her. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Guy de Maupassan He was determined, however, and began again, only to find that what he read had not really penetrated to his mind. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

Edith Wharton The details of the place, however striking, would seem trivial compared with its collective impressiveness; and I wanted only to sit there and be penetrated by the weight of its silence. Kerfol by Edith Wharton [1916]

John Galsworthy On reaching home Fleur found an atmosphere so peculiar that it penetrated even the perplexed aura of her own private life. To Let by John Galsworthy

Watkin Tench When they arrived near the bay, a body of Indians, who had probably seen them set out, and had penetrated their intention from experience, suddenly fell upon them. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

E. Phillips Oppenheim I have watched the sun rise up from the ocean, slowly gathering strength until its first quivering beams glanced across the dull gray sea, and even penetrated into my chamber. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

George Eliot A voice that penetrated his very marrow with its accent of triumphant certitude was saying — ‘The day of vengeance is at hand!’ Baldassarre quivered and looked up. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

George Meredith Vernon’s had stopped, penetrated by his total drenching. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Jules Verne Had he reached the soft layers of the snow? He drew out his staff, and a bright ray penetrated to the house of ice! “Here, my friends!” he shouted. A Winter Amid the Ice by Jules Verne [1874]

As the thought penetrated my whole being, it made the night gladsome. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Resolute, however, to rejoin him, I penetrated the living barrier, creeping under where I could not get between or over. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

H. G. Wells The farther I penetrated into London, the profounder grew the stillness. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

H. G. Wells Then he began to realise that it penetrated to the very core of the human situation, as he beheld it. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Guy de Maupassan But he had never felt such a delicious shiver as he did on the day on which he penetrated into that old house in the blind alley in Ménilmontant. Profitable Business by Guy de Maupassan

Benjamin Disraeli He looked around him with a distracted air, then gazed on the tranced form he held with a glance which would have penetrated her soul, and murmured unconsciously the wild word she had uttered. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

Descending the side of the levee, he penetrated the rank density of weeds and willows that undergrew the trees until the river’s edge, shouting Victor’s name. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

H. G. Wells Listen!” The first stroke of a clock above the palace offices far away had penetrated to them. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

He had been happy there; cured of the wounds which had penetrated his heart so deeply, through the ministration of all-healing nature. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Arnold Bennett Never before had he penetrated so far into his cousin’s secrets. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Ann Radcliffe He penetrated to the cavern beyond, and from thence to the prison of the marchioness. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

Watkin Tench Here we saw five Indians on the beach, whom we attempted to surround; but they penetrated our design, and before we could get near enough to effect our purpose, ran off. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

Arthur Conan Doyle The woods on either side were primeval, which are more easily penetrated than woods of the second growth, and we had no great difficulty in carrying our canoes through them. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Ho, there, Monsieur de Nancey!” The vibrating tones of the queen mother rang through the salon and penetrated into the anteroom, where, as we have said, Monsieur de Nancey was waiting. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

She disappeared without a sign, leaving Renouard penetrated to the very marrow by the sounds that came from her body like a mysterious resonance of an exquisite instrument. The Planter of Malata by Joseph Conrad [1915]

Elizabeth Gaskell I endeavoured to be firm; shaking my hair from my eyes, I lifted my head and tried to look boldly through the dark room; at this moment, a ray from the moon penetrated some aperture in the blind. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Thomas Hardy It chilled the eyeballs of the twain, made their brows ache, penetrated to their skeletons, affecting the surface of the body less than its core. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Jules Verne As if despite his wishes, he penetrated all the secrets of their existence. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

On this occasion poor Mr. Nicholas B. penetrated into Russia much farther than he ever did in the times of Napoleonic invasion, if much less willingly. A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad [1912]

Kenneth Grahame It led him on, and he penetrated to where the light was less, and trees crouched nearer and nearer, and holes made ugly mouths at him on either side. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

Her instinct instantly penetrated and possessed the meaning of more ardent and imaginative writers. The Professor by Charlotte Bronte [1857]

But that officer penetrated only to the Puerto de Pinas, the limit of Balboa’s discoveries, when the bad state of his health compelled him to reembark and abandon his enterprise at its commencement. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Andrew Lang These close-grained woods are less easily penetrated by insects, and it is fancied that book-worms dislike the aromatic scents of cedar, sandal wood, and Russia leather. The Library by Andrew Lang

Gustave Flauber The most obstinate penetrated at night into the Suffet’s tent; they took his hands and sought to move him by making him feel their toothless mouths, their wasted arms, and the scars of their wounds. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

John Galsworthy She told him of the sobbing, and he in turn stood listening; but nothing penetrated the room’s solid roofing. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

Guy de Maupassan They were not far off, however, for twice already their scouts had penetrated as far as the forest dwelling of Nicolas Pichon, called Long-legs. The Prisoners by Guy de Maupassan

Elizabeth Von Arnim But for the thrift which, like moth, penetrated into Mrs. Wilkins’s clothes and spoilt them, he had much praise. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

But they could not reach the iron which had penetrated into his soul. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Having exhausted the inhabited portion of the building, we searched the rooms into which no one had penetrated from year’s end to year’s end. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

Edith Wharton Whatever perplexity he felt as to the inexorableness of her course — however little he penetrated its motive — she saw that it unmistakably tended to strengthen her hold over him. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

No echo of the German ultimatum to Russia penetrated that academical peace. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

D. H. Lawrence With an effort she roused herself to see what it was that penetrated her consciousness. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

No gleam of the sun penetrated into her little room. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Edith Wharton Now he saw that he had never penetrated beneath the surface. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Edith Wharton It lay before her in the perfect beauty of a June evening: one of those evenings when twilight floats aloft in an air too pure to be penetrated by the density of darkness. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Pu Songling He heard grumblings; a freezing breath penetrated through the wadded material. Strange Stories from the Lodge of Leisures by Pu Songling [1740]

Kate Chopin Outside the soft, monotonous splash of a fountain could be heard; the sound penetrated into the room with the heavy odor of jessamine that came through the open windows. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

George Meredith She penetrated the discrowned tyrant’s nature some distance, deep enough to be quit of her foregoing alarms. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Olaf Stapledon But now his normal mood began to be penetrated with rather terrifying moments in which his personality seemed to change to something at once more cynical and more violent, more remote and more animal. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

John Galsworthy The central partitions of the skylight had been slid back, and the warm air from outside penetrated into the very heart of the house. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

Wilkie Collins His filial experience penetrated the mystery of Mr. Clare’s motives easily enough. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Theodore Dreiser The Cowperwoods themselves, in spite of Frank Cowperwood’s artistic proclivities and growing wealth, had not penetrated the inner circle as yet. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Arthur Conan Doyle The wind, too, penetrated the building through many cracks and crannies, so that there was a constant sighing and soughing in the big dreary rooms, which had a most eerie and melancholy effect. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

In one stride I penetrated it. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

This passed, we penetrated a large wilderness of thorn and bush jungle, having sundry broad grassy flats lying at right angles to the road. Journal of a Cruise on the Tanganyika Lake by John Hanning Speke [1864]

William Hope Hodgson Gradually, as I penetrated further into the darkness, it grew fainter; until, in a little while, I could hear nothing. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

Arthur Conan Doyle If I had not penetrated her secret I should often have thought that she forgot even that I was in the house. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

Victor Hugo A bright ray penetrated the chamber, and at the same instant broke on the soul of Gwynplaine. And Dea! said the light. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Arthur Conan Doyle Upon washing the clotted blood from the back of his head a singular triangular wound was found, which had smashed the bone and penetrated deeply into the brain. A Pastoral Horror by Arthur Conan Doyle

Leon Trotsky Next day, with pencil and paper in hand, I penetrated into the servants’ quarters after dinner, and besought Czar Maximilian to dictate his monologues to me. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Wilkie Collins For a quarter of an hour at least I penetrated deeper and deeper into the city, without encountering a living creature on my way — with only the starlight to guide me. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

He was profoundly penetrated by the solemnity of the moment; he felt deeply the greatness of the occasion. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

Wilkie Collins The sounds that penetrated to the room were not out of harmony with the time. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Peter Ruff’s calm voice penetrated the din of tongues. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Arnold Bennett She was glad to get so far away from the sulphur, of which a few faint fumes had penetrated into the corridor. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Feeling of no kind abounded in that house; this pure little drop from a pure little source was too sweet: it penetrated deep, and subdued the heart, and sent a gush to the eyes. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Henry Kingsley He had been wandering through steep gullies all day unconsciously, and had penetrated far into the mountains. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Tobias Smolle I was so affected by the subject, that I could not help mingling tears with my remonstrances, and Baynard was so penetrated with these marks of my affection, that he lost all power of utterance. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smolle

Wilkie Collins Thus, all holiday councils were held with old servants; thus, my first pages of manuscript, when I first tried authorship, were read by my sister, and never penetrated into my father’s study. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

She had quaked in her bed as thin and far away the shrill sounds of terror had penetrated through walls and passages to her bedroom. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

W. H. Hudson Before noon we lost sight of the low sand-hills on our right hand, and as we penetrated further into the interior the dark-leafed bushes I have mentioned were more abundant. Idle Days in Patagonia by W. H. Hudson

But here were books, and here were men who had penetrated deeper and knew more. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

On the following year he penetrated six miles farther south, namely, 78 degrees 11’ south latitude, 161 degrees 27’ west longitude. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Leaving these friendly quarters, the Spaniards took a more northerly route, as more direct than that by which they had before penetrated into the valley. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

It penetrated the most conspicuous lot of fuzzy scenery ever seen outside a geography. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

Wilkie Collins Having penetrated to that extent the secret which Geoffrey was concealing from him, he abandoned the hope of making any further advance at that present sitting. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Jules Verne The sultry air penetrated the depths of the coal mine, and elevated the temperature. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

After the first eight miles, which terminates the cultivated district of Salawé, the track penetrated a waterless desert of thorn and small tree-forest, lying in a broad valley between low hills. Journal of a Cruise on the Tanganyika Lake by John Hanning Speke [1864]

Ford Madox Ford The further she penetrated the house the more she was at his mercy. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

Guy de Maupassant His fixed idea then, which had been intensified by a month of drunkenness, and which was continually increasing in his absolute solitude, penetrated him like a gimlet. The Inn (L'Auberge) by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

That mental feeling of being in two places at once affected me physically as if the mood of secrecy had penetrated my very soul. The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad [1910]

Benjamin Disraeli Among these woods, too, had Venetia first mused over her father; before her rose those mysterious chambers, whose secret she had penetrated at the risk of her life. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

It looked even weirder than usual, by reason of the circumstance that the sun’s rays now penetrated the windows obliquely, so that one half of the place was in shadow. The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

E. Phillips Oppenheim This way, Grant!” They penetrated into the heart of the building, Hodson limping slightly from the effects of the bullet which had grazed his shin bone. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Jules Verne In 1852 Captain Inglefield penetrated into Smith’s Inlet as far as seventy-eight degrees thirty-five minutes latitude. The English at the North Pole by Jules Verne

When you have penetrated far into Macoushia, you hear the pretty songster called troupiale pour forth a variety of sweet and plaintive notes. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

George Meredith A dreadful levelling of his eyes penetrated and chilled her. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Theodore Dreiser Naturally, Mr. Rambaud, having under his direction vast railroad lines which penetrated this region, was confident of the future of it. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Willa Cather Like Rudel of Tripoli, I have crossed seas and penetrated deserts to seek her out. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

It penetrated the freezing city cut by the freezing river, the splendid city with its towers and domes, its quays and bridges and its thousand spires. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

Andrew Lang It was first a slow, caressing sound, then more and more lively and urgent, and so sonorous and piercing that it penetrated as far as the farthest alleys and retreats of the town. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George Meredith And I penetrated the others who came in my way just as unerringly. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Walter Scott A soft light, resembling that of evening, penetrated into a chamber where every thing seemed contrived to exalt the luxury of slumber. Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott [1832]

The host, his helpers, and two watchmen who were passing, and who from the curiosity had penetrated too far into the room, were mixed up in the tumult and showered with blows. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

John Lewis Burckhard My watch had unfortunately stopped, from the dust having penetrated into it. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

Jules Verne A dim light penetrated through the ventilating shaft into the glade. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

G. K. Chesterton It is penetrated with sorrow and a kind of reverence, and it is addressed directly to a man. Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

William Makepeace Thackeray It found and penetrated every joint of the Donnerblitz’s armor. Burlesques by William Makepeace Thackeray

Henry Handel Richardson He was in an unsettled mood, and the atmosphere of excitement, which had penetrated the familiar details of life, jarred on him. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Arthur Machen The full inwardness of the incident had not penetrated to his brain; he saw without believing, in the manner of the materialist who denies the marvellous even when it is before his eyes. The Secret Glory by Arthur Machen

Margaret Oliphant She was glad to escape, though beaten down and penetrated by the bitter storm. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Gustave Flauber Only one noise penetrated her ears; the parrot’s voice. A Simple Soul by Gustave Flauber

Guy de Maupassan And a dreadful noise, as if a sideboard laden with plates and dishes had fallen down, penetrated my ears. An Uncomfortable Bed by Guy de Maupassan

The upturned beam of a car, somewhere in the street parallel to Willowbed Road, penetrated the blind and threw into silhouette a leaf of the aspidistra, shaped like Agamemnon’s sword. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Jules Verne The good animal, hidden behind a thicket, had escaped the sight of the Usbecks. They, besides, had not penetrated so far into the wood. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Jules Verne In that year two intrepid explorers, William Moor and Francis Smith, penetrated as far as Repulse Bay in the hope of discovering the much-longed-for passage. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

Sigmund Freud We have now penetrated to the wish that is embodied in this dream. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

H. Rider Haggard Thence he penetrated across the Pyrenees into Southern France, which was pleasant in the spring months. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Arnold Bennett Just then a mysterious noise penetrated the room, growing and growing until it became a huge deafening din, and slowly died away. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

A disguise that can by any possibility be penetrated is the most fatal mistake. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

The Count penetrated the throng, drifted with it in tranquil enjoyment, listening and looking at the faces. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

She penetrated me, my head was full of her . The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

Our lives are transparent and may be penetrated at a glance. Mademoiselle de Maupin by Théophile Gautier [1835]

Abraham Merri Fugitive gleams from the lights on the Avenue penetrated the curtains of the windows, glimmered on the ship. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

A watchful apothecary, who has penetrated the necromancer’s secret, provides the young man with an antidote which saves him, but deprives the maiden of life. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

William Henry Bragg We may in fact take it to be the inside space of an ionisation vessel, provided only that the walls are too thick to be penetrated by the β rays. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

Washington Irving Once upon a time, however, a hunter who had lost his way, penetrated to the garden rock, where he beheld a number of gourds placed in the crotches of trees. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

Wilkie Collins We penetrated to the other end of the passage. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Wilkie Collins News from Paris penetrated even to my obscure retreat, and disturbed my self-imposed tranquility. Nine O’Clock! by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Charles Dickens The tone in which he said ‘I thank you kindly,’ penetrated Trotty’s heart. The Chimes by Charles Dickens [1844]

Wilkie Collins If we penetrated beyond the convent we should soon reach the Neapolitan frontier. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Thereat the loud voices stopped, one by one, as the information penetrated the mass; and each eye turned, as on a pivot, following Gerard, and his every movement, silently and zoologically. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Wilkie Collins The ever-ready Wragge penetrated her intention sooner than she had anticipated, and interposed immediately. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Guy de Maupassant As soon as they had penetrated into this sombre, dimly lit cavity they uttered cries of astonishment and admiration. The Wreck (L'Épave) by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

Edith Wharton Something in her, fitfully and with reluctance, struggled to free itself, but the warmth of his nearness penetrated every sense as the sunlight steeped the landscape. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Key and Rose, having wedged themselves into the approximate parquet, scrutinized him with acute suspicion, as his words penetrated their common consciousness. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Down its sides rushed with fearful noise a torrent of poisonous water, which, insinuating itself through the soil, penetrated to all the springs of the city, and rendered them unfit for use. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Every European who has penetrated Africa, confesses to the bellicose disposition of the negro, having seen him engaged with others in perpetual conflict. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

Henry Kingsley George was intensely eager to hear about Marat. Lord Saltire and his snuff-box had not penetrated into the lair of that filthy wolf, but he had heard much of him from many friends, and told it well. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Guy de Maupassan I have always present to my mind two or three things that others would surely not have noticed, but which penetrated my being like fine, sharp incurable stings. Minuet by Guy de Maupassan

A fatal chill penetrated his bones; he reached home with the seeds of a rheumatic fever already in possession of his weakened frame. Robert Burns by John Campbell Shairp [1879]

Jules Verne Happily the temple walls were built of brick and wood, which could be penetrated with little difficulty; after one brick had been taken out, the rest would yield easily. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

Charles Dudley Warner She penetrated in a moment to my heart. Washington Irving by Charles Dudley Warner

Guy de Maupassan The light bathed him, penetrated him like a new-born hope. Little Louise Roqué by Guy de Maupassan

Walter Scott His disguise was more easily penetrated than I had expected from the success of my own. The Talisman by Walter Scott [1825]

Arnold Benne He perceives that a liquid is merely something on its way to be solid, and he is penetrated by a sense of the tremendous, changeful picturesqueness of life. How to Live on Twenty-Four Hours a Day by Arnold Benne

Arthur Machen He had climbed the steep slope and penetrated the matted thicket and lay in the heat, alone on the soft short grass that grew within the fort. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

Horace Walpole He had not penetrated far before he thought he heard the steps of some person who seemed to retreat before him. The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole [1764]

Arnold Bennett And amid these violent efforts and brusque delicious physical contacts, Edwin was calmly penetrated and saturated by the mystic effluence that is disengaged from young children. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The superstitious awe of that gloomy cross, and its possible message to him, which had penetrated for the moment the armour of his habitual nonchalance, had passed away. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Maurice penetrated everywhere, questioned the prisoners, jested with the gaolers, even, in the munificence of his heart, bestowed tobacco on the sick. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Guy de Maupassan The whole house seemed to be penetrated by the cold; the very walls seemed to be shivering, and Jeanne shivered in her bed. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

Arthur Conan Doyle We had turned away from the edge, and had penetrated about fifty yards of close brushwood, when there came a frightful rending crash from behind us. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

D. H. Lawrence Gradually the sound penetrated to him. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

M. P. Shiel After a long time I penetrated into a very sombre grove. The Purple Cloud by M. P. Shiel [1901]

Arnold Bennett He penetrated into his own shop like a thief, for it was not meet for an important tradesman to be seen dallying with business of a Sunday afternoon. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Bram Stoker He saw too much, however, as far as Kelley was concerned, for he penetrated the imposture. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

Isabella Bird People are very apt to say that Nova Scotia is sterile and barren, because they have not penetrated into the interior. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

But what is to become of the race when it is penetrated at every pore with a sense of the world’s demand and supply?” “Oh, that is another affair. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

William Makepeace Thackeray I need not tell you that during my absence at Strasburg, great changes had occurred in our little village, and somewhat of the revolutionary rage had penetrated even to that quiet and distant place. The Paris Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

Guy de Maupassant The sweet charm of warm nights and of streams glittering in the moonlight penetrated us. Letter Found on a Drowned Man (Lettre trouvée sur un noyé) by Guy de Maupassant [1884]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Her eyes had penetrated into every corner of the room. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

M. P. Shiel It is a cursed region—beyond doubt cursed—not meant to be penetrated by man: and rapid and awful was the degeneration of our souls. The Purple Cloud by M. P. Shiel [1901]

Wilkie Collins The infection of the popular sympathy had penetrated through the prison doors. The Cauldron of Oil by Wilkie Collins [1861]

It penetrated him with a feeling of dismay and he gasped silently. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

William Godwin He penetrated into Africa and Asia. He made few converts, and was with difficulty suffered to depart, under a solemn injunction that he should not return. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Wilkie Collins Lady Janet’s voice, clear and resolute, penetrated into the room. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

He wandered down the alleys, looking on this side and on that — he was lost in the shrubs, trampling flowers and breaking branches in his search — he penetrated at last the “forbidden walk. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Wilkie Collins It penetrated through the curtains; it was loud, it was bold, it was wanting in every female charm. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Anthony Trollope One of the boats, however, had been penetrated by a shot, which made its way into the boiler; and the men on deck — six, I think, in number — were scalded to death by the escaping steam. North America by Anthony Trollope

Even when, towards the small hours, you managed to fall asleep by fits and starts, the cold penetrated into your deepest dreams. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

They penetrated even to her ear, for all her faculties were keen yet. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]