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  • But Lavinia will take it up, and talk to her about it; perhaps, even, if her taste for clandestine operations doesn’t prevail with her, she will talk to me about it.
  • As regards one point, however, her circumspection prevailed, and she must be given due credit for it.

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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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