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prevail
Used in
Wuthering Heights
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  • 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.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 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.  (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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