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  • There was a thought yet nearer, a more prevailing, more impetuous concern.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Such a compliment recalled all Catherine's consciousness, and silenced her directly; and, though pointedly applied to by the general for her choice of the prevailing colour of the paper and hangings, nothing like an opinion on the subject could be drawn from her.  (not reviewed by editor)

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