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Sample sentences for the GRE study word porous

porous can be used as a adj

1.In the Suns Orb, made porous to receiv. - from Paradise Lost by John Milton
2.Of porous Earth with kindly thirst up drawn. - from Paradise Lost by John Milton
3.The grave was carelessly and loosely filled with an exceedingly porous soil and thus some air was necessarily admitted. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
4.Why are their tongues so rough To lap better, all porous holes. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
5.And the soil which is most pressed, if it be porous yields most. - from The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Complete by Leonardo Da Vinci
6.After this is dry, the gum is washed off as far as may be with water some of the gum is left in the porous stone, but it is rejected where the greasy lines and tones of the drawing come. - from The Practice and Science Of Drawing by Harold Speed

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