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Example Sentences for "penetrate"

Demonstrators have been trying to penetrate the restricted area where the leaders of the richest countries are meeting to discuss economic mattersThe bullet penetrated the policeman's protective vest, but didn't cause any serious injury.

Demonstrators have been trying to penetrate the restricted area where the leaders of the richest countries are meeting to discuss economic matters.

Undercover policemen have succeeded in penetrating the criminal world of motorcycle gangs in our city.

The walls of the bomb shelter are so thick that nothing can penetrate them.

It has taken this country many years to penetrate the foreign automobile market.

The penetration of the CIA by Soviet spies has created a huge scandal in the U.S.

When I denied having cheated on the test, the teacher gave me a penetrating look that made me nervous.

Novelist E. M. Forster wrote that Beethoven's Fifth Symphony is the most sublime noise that has ever penetrated into the ear of man.

There is a Chinese proverb which notes that opinions are like nails; the more often you hit them, the deeper they penetrate.

The hippopotamus has skin an inch-and-a-half thick, so solid that most bullets cannot penetrate it.

In the painting 'The Calling of Saint Matthew' by Caravaggio, Christ enters the scene from the right, along with a brilliant shaft of light penetrating the darkness.

In 1615, the English explorer William Baffin penetrated to within 780 miles of the North Pole, and for the next 250 years, no one else got nearer.

Police have determined that no actual penetration occurred during the sexual attack on the young girl.

The Caribbean Sea around Jamaica is extremely clear, and sunlight penetrates to a depth of more than 65 feet.

The islands of Fiji are characterized by white sandy beaches, impenetrable rainforests, shifting sand dunes, and beautiful marine life.

Because water is transparent, it allows enough sunlight to penetrate for plants to carry on photosynthesis.


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