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prevail
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Emma
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  • She resolved to prevail on her to spend a day at Hartfield.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The like reserve prevailed on other topics.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • You certainly will meet them if I can prevail; and I shall call on Miss Bates in my way home.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Well, Mrs. Weston, you have prevailed, I hope, and these ladies will oblige us.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • óWe are in great hopes that Miss Woodhouse may be prevailed with to try it this evening.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Mrs. Perry was very anxious that he should have a carriage, and came to my mother in great spirits one morning because she thought she had prevailed.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He argued like a young man very much bent on dancing; and Emma was rather surprized to see the constitution of the Weston prevail so decidedly against the habits of the Churchills.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I dared not address her openly; my difficulties in the then state of Enscombe must be too well known to require definition; and I was fortunate enough to prevail, before we parted at Weymouth, and to induce the most upright female mind in the creation to stoop in charity to a secret engagement.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Mr. Frank Churchill was one of the boasts of Highbury, and a lively curiosity to see him prevailed, though the compliment was so little returned that he had never been there in his life.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He did not believe it to proceed from any thing that care and medicine might not remove, or at least that she might not have many years of existence before her; but he could not be prevailed on, by all his father's doubts, to say that her complaints were merely imaginary, or that she was as strong as ever.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "I have heard it asserted," said John Knightley, "that the same sort of handwriting often prevails in a family; and where the same master teaches, it is natural enough.  (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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