Example sentences for: penetrate

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

  • She managed to penetrate Rupert Everett's languid self-regard in My Best Friend's Wedding (1997) and made the brilliant but remote Denzel Washington almost puppyish in The Pelican Brief (1993).

  • For several thousand years, it has been a favored spot for Indian hunters and fishermen living around the sheltered coves and fjords that penetrate deep inland.

  • 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).

  • Will their drills penetrate the iron surface?

  • 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.


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