Yes, I understand," replied Ned, becoming more attentive; "because the water surrounds me, but does not penetrate
If some bold navigator attempted to penetrate
northward of these islands, he would run a thousand dangers amidst gigantic icebergs, on some of which he would see great blocks of rock borne far away from their original site.
When you penetrate
deeply into a country, it is serious ground.
When the remedy that is in the handle of the club is warmed by your hand it will penetrate
throughout your body.
Cromwell has thus allowed us more than ten times to penetrate
into his very soul, when one would have conceived that soul to be enveloped in triple brass, as Horace has it.
Napoleon's historians describe to us his skilled maneuvers at Tarutino and Malo-Yaroslavets, and make conjectures as to what would have happened had Napoleon been in time to penetrate
into the rich southern provinces.
If now we were to try to penetrate
to the soul of Quasimodo through that thick, hard rind; if we could sound the depths of that badly constructed organism; if it were granted to us to look with a torch behind those non-transparent organs to explore the shadowy interior of that opaque creature, to elucidate his obscure corners, his absurd no-thoroughfares, and suddenly to cast a vivid light upon the soul enchained at the extremity of that cave, we should, no doubt, find the unhappy Psyche in some poor, cramped, and ricketty attitude, like those prisoners beneath the Leads of Venice, who grew old bent double in a stone box which was both too low and too short for them.
At the same moment his teeth entered the back of the neck, but too near the base in the lumpy shoulder muscles to permit the fangs to penetrate
to the spinal cord.
7) Goring is taken when the bull horn penetrates
deeply in the muscles as well as body cavity.
Brad Fitzpatrick's "Hit Me with Your Best Shot" quotes Federal's Tim Brandt as saying "smaller shot penetrates