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prevail
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Oliver Twist
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prevail
Used in
Oliver Twist
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  • At length, a low cry of pain broke the stillness that prevailed; and uttering it, the boy awoke.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Still, the same quiet life went on at the little cottage, and the same cheerful serenity prevailed among its inmates.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • By dint of alternate threats, promises, and bribes, the lady in question was ultimately prevailed upon to undertake the commission.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Notwithstanding all this, when the hurry of the first half-hour was over, the same silence and constraint prevailed that had marked their journey down.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Fagin,' said Sikes, abruptly breaking the stillness that prevailed; 'is it worth fifty shiners extra, if it's safely done from the outside?  (not reviewed by editor)

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