What does the word infiltration mean?

Usage examples for infiltration

  1. Such was the old Swiss Confederacy: it somewhat resembled that chaotic Macedonian league of mountain clans, plain- dwellers, and cities, which was so profoundly influenced by the infiltration of Greek ideas and by the masterful genius of Philip. – The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2) by John Holland Rose
  2. These great chryselephantine statues were placed within the cella of a temple, lighted only through the door and by some infiltration through the marble roof, and their effect was calculated for these conditions. – Religion and Art in Ancient Greece by Ernest Arthur Gardner
  3. This still strong Protestant leaven, and the long infiltration of German manners and customs has doubtless greatly modified the character of the inhabitants, who, whether belonging to the one denomination or the other, live side by side harmoniously. – Holidays in Eastern France by Matilda Betham-Edwards

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