penetralia [ pen-i-trey-lee-uh ]
1. the innermost parts or recesses of a place or thing.
2. the most private or secret things.
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WORDS RELATED TO PENETRALIA
seclusion, isolation, solitude, quiet, sequestration, aloofness, retirement, separation, separateness, concealment, retreat, confidentiality, privateness, heart, cranny, hollow, dent, cubicle, depression, slot
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Origin: 1660–70; < Latin, noun use of neuter plural of penetrālis inner, equivalent to penetr(āre) to penetrate + -ālis-al
HOW TO USE PENETRALIA IN A SENTENCE
She wants to make me the stepping-stone to social success; she sighs for the purple penetralia of the plutocracy.
BELFORD'S MAGAZINE, VOL. II, NO. 3, FEBRUARY 1889|VARIOUS
Yet at such an hour it will now be necessary to enter its penetralia.
AURIOL|W. HARRISON AINSWORTH
He wished to be what he called "safe" with all those whom he had admitted to the penetralia of his house and heart.
BARCHESTER TOWERS|ANTHONY TROLLOPE
Here lay the penetralia of this domicile, this weak fortification against the world.
THE BROKEN GATE|EMERSON HOUGH
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