Yet, during my all-too-short time there, the charms of the country and its people began to seep under my defenses.
Its craziness is starting to seep in at the margins and affect our civil discourse.
In other words, take a minute to really be conscious of the emotion, instead of just letting it seep in.
1790, variant of sipe (c.1500), possibly from Old English sipian "to seep," from Proto-Germanic *sip- (cf. Middle High German sifen, Dutch sijpelen "to ooze"), from PIE root *seib- "to pour out, drip, trickle" (see soap (n.)). Related: Seeped; seeping.