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prevailing
Used in
Wuthering Heights
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  • And we all, including the rustic youth, drew round the table: an austere silence prevailing while we discussed our meal.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 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.  (not reviewed by editor)

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