- 'She got steeped in the shower of yesterday evening, and there she has sat the night through, and I couldn't prevail on her to stir.'Chapter 9 (79% in)
- And we all, including the rustic youth, drew round the table: an austere silence prevailing while we discussed our meal.Chapter 2 (39% in)
- He struggled long to keep up an equality with Catherine in her studies, and yielded with poignant though silent regret: but he yielded completely; and there was no prevailing on him to take a step in the way of moving upward, when he found he must, necessarily, sink beneath his former level.Chapter 8 (50% in)
- Notwithstanding, my journey homeward was sadder than my journey thither; and many misgivings I had, ere I could prevail on myself to put the missive into Mrs. Linton's hand.Chapter 14 (96% in)
There are no more uses of "prevail" in Wuthering Heights.
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