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Man And Superman
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  • Obsequiousness, servility, cupidity roused by the prevailing smell of money.
  • You think that you are Ann’s suitor; that you are the pursuer and she the pursued; that it is your part to woo, to persuade, to prevail, to overcome.

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  • The woman’s need of him to enable her to carry on Nature’s most urgent work, does not prevail against him until his resistance gathers her energy to a climax at which she dares to throw away her customary exploitations of the conventional affectionate and dutiful poses, and claim him by natural right for a purpose that far transcends their mortal personal purposes.
  • Not until the slain father returns from heaven as the agent of God, in the form of his own statue, does he prevail against his slayer and cast him into hell.

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as in: reason will prevail Define
prove superior or win
as in: she prevailed upon him Define
use persuasion -- especially successfully
as in: prevailing attitude Define
most common, powerful, or influential
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