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prevail
used in
The Scarlet Letter
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prevail
Used in
The Scarlet Letter
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  • Knowing your natural temper better than I, he could the better judge what arguments to use, whether of tenderness or terror, such as might prevail over your hardness and obstinacy, insomuch that you should no longer hide the name of him who tempted you to this grievous fall.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • This latter step, however, there was no present prospect that Arthur Dimmesdale would be prevailed upon to take; he rejected all suggestions of the kind, as if priestly celibacy were one of his articles of Church discipline.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: she prevailed upon him
as in: reason will prevail
as in: prevailing attitude
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