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prevail
used in
Jane Eyre
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prevail
Used in
Jane Eyre
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  • Discipline prevailed: in five minutes the confused throng was resolved into order, and comparative silence quelled the Babel clamour of tongues.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Indignation again prevailed over prudence: I replied sharply, "Hitherto I have often omitted to fasten the bolt: I did not think it necessary.  (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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