- To be in every part of; to spread through
- Cruel wars pervade history.
- 1907, Robert W. Chambers, chapter II, The Younger Set:
- "I ought to arise and go forth with timbrels and with dances; but, do you know, I am not inclined to revels? There has been a little—just a very little bit too much festivity so far …. Not that I don't adore dinners and gossip and dances; not that I do not love to pervade bright and glittering places. […]"
to be in every part of