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  • With his permission my mother prevailed on her rustic guardians to yield their charge to her.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The republican institutions of our country have produced simpler and happier manners than those which prevail in the great monarchies that surround it.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Sometimes I could not prevail on myself to enter my laboratory for several days, and at other times I toiled day and night in order to complete my work.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • My aunt observed this, and when Justine was twelve years of age, prevailed on her mother to allow her to live at our house.  (not reviewed by editor)

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