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prevail
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The Mill on the Floss
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prevail
Used in
The Mill on the Floss
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  • Don't try to prevail with me again.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It was not quite unintentionally that Philip had wandered into this song, which might be an indirect expression to Maggie of what he could not prevail on himself to say to her directly.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Stephen thought again that he was beginning to prevail,—he had never yet believed that he should not prevail; there are possibilities which our minds shrink from too completely for us to fear them.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Stephen thought again that he was beginning to prevail,—he had never yet believed that he should not prevail; there are possibilities which our minds shrink from too completely for us to fear them.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Imagine a truly respectable and amiable hen, by some portentous anomaly, taking to reflection and inventing combinations by which she might prevail on Hodge not to wring her neck, or send her and her chicks to market; the result could hardly be other than much cackling and fluttering.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I was certain that he had prevailed on you to sacrifice everything to him, and I waited with equal certainty to hear of your marriage.  (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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