the innermost parts or recesses of a place or thing.
the most private or secret things.
- pen·e·tra·li·an, adjective
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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.
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
He saw them darting out from the hidden penetralia around, moving swiftly across and sometimes darting in shoals before him.Cord and Creese | James de Mille
British Dictionary definitions for penetralia
the innermost parts
- penetralian, adjective
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