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(pĕr-vā′sĭv) [L. pervadere, to go through]
Spreading widely and deeply; affecting all aspects of something.

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Q. Is pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) or autism is fatal……what exactly it is……?

A. Autism is not fatal in its symptom and progression but it can become fatal as it does impair normal physiological function it CAN BE a fatal condition. It’s a group of illness which involves delays in the development of basic skills. It happens to children below age 3. It affects the child`s ability to communicate and interact. Autism affected children are also found to be mentally retarded.

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This Article in Part I traces the rise and fall of the pervasively sectarian test from its creation in the 1970s through Justice Thomas's attack in Mitchell v.
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Developing Otto Brunner's idea of a 'saddle period' between 1750 and 1850, he has argued pervasively and consistently to view this century as the vital break between a pre-modern and a modern period.
The Reformation flew on the wings of the printing press, but it flew just as effectively and perhaps more pervasively on words thundered from the pulpit.
Director Daniel Algrant's film is far from flawless but, in capturing the pervasively grimy atmosphere of a dirty city's underhand seediness, it is triumphantly successful.
To assess criminality and law enforcement's response from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, one must consider many variables, some of which, while having significant impact on crime, are not readily measurable or applicable pervasively among all locales.
Any aid to the educational program of pervasively sectarian schools, the Court says, is "state-sponsored indoctrination" forbidden by the establishment clause of the First Amendment.
This Conspiracy has grown in power and influence since that time, penetrating ever more pervasively throughout our federal government, our political parties, the major news media, and our major business, financial, and educational institutions.
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I believe that the currently pervasively present "R" words of retrieving and reclaiming (replacing reforming and renewing) the basics of Catholic tradition attest to an existential reality.
The InnerChange program contains just about everything that we think is wrong with the president's faith-based initiative, from the use of state funds in pervasively religious instruction to preferential treatment of some religions over others to discriminate in hiring," said the Rev.