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War and Peace
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  • Lord, Thou art able to save both great and small; Thou art God, and man cannot prevail against Thee!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "As you please… really… I think so… but as you please," said Princess Mary, evidently intimidated and confused that her opinion had prevailed.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • In spite of the many pills she swallowed and the drops and powders out of the little bottles and boxes of which Madame Schoss who was fond of such things made a large collection, and in spite of being deprived of the country life to which she was accustomed, youth prevailed.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • At that time in the Rostovs' house there prevailed an amorous atmosphere characteristic of homes where there are very young and very charming girls.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • What would then have become of the activity of all those who opposed the tendency that then prevailed in the government—an activity that in the opinion of the historians was good and beneficent?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • At that time enthusiasm for the Emperor Alexander's regime had weakened and a patriotic and anti-French tendency prevailed there, and this, together with his past and his intellect and his originality, at once made Prince Nicholas Bolkonski an object of particular respect to the Moscovites and the center of the Moscow opposition to the government.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • In Helene's circle the war in general was regarded as a series of formal demonstrations which would very soon end in peace, and the view prevailed expressed by Bilibin—who now in Petersburg was quite at home in Helene's house, which every clever man was obliged to visit—that not by gunpowder but by those who invented it would matters be settled.  (not reviewed by editor)

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