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prevail
Used in
The Awakening
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  • The motherwomen seemed to prevail that summer at Grand Isle.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Robert prevailed upon her without any too great difficulty.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • At an early hour in the evening the Farival twins were prevailed upon to play the piano.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Tots as they were, they pulled together and stood their ground in childish battles with doubled fists and uplifted voices, which usually prevailed against the other mother-tots.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Edna had prevailed upon Madame Ratignolle to leave the children behind, though she could not induce her to relinquish a diminutive roll of needlework, which Adele begged to be allowed to slip into the depths of her pocket.  (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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