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  • Yes, my father can seldom be prevailed on to give the waters what I think a fair trial.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Such nonsense! I told him he had taken a very unlikely way to prevail upon me; for, of all things in the world, I hated fine speeches and compliments; and so—and so then I found there would be no peace if I did not stand up.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • On the third day, in short, as soon as she could be prevailed on, a physician attended her, a very respectable man, and one in whom she had always placed great confidence.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Can you, in short, be prevailed on to quit this scene of public triumph and oblige your friend Eleanor with your company in Gloucestershire? I am almost ashamed to make the request, though its presumption would certainly appear greater to every creature in Bath than yourself.  (not reviewed by editor)

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