Example sentences for: penetrate

How can you use “penetrate” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • It announced a program for hiring and training better officers with counterterrorism skills, recruiting more assets, and trying to penetrate al Qaeda's ranks.

  • ' " Schickel enlarges: "It is a mystery to him, this desire to penetrate the deepest reserves of his privacy.

  • When he steps onto a cruise ship carrying a set of explosive golf clubs and a jar of leeches, when he murmurs to the leeches in the bathtub as he applies them to his skin ("You take care of me, and I'll take care of the ship"), we know we have entered a world that the light of reason will never penetrate.

  • Because fungal spores take almost a day to germinate and penetrate the host cell, samples were collected at 12 hours, 2 and 3 days in the incompatible oomycete interaction.

  • It’s easy to tell that they are not: Printed patterns don’t penetrate fully to the other side, while the real batik will show thin veins of color where the dye runs along tiny cracks in the wax (printed versions may try to simulate this).


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