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prevail
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The Awakening
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  • There was a settling down, and a prevailing air of expectancy everywhere.
  • The motherwomen seemed to prevail that summer at Grand Isle.

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  • At an early hour in the evening the Farival twins were prevailed upon to play the piano.
  • 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.
  • Robert prevailed upon her without any too great difficulty.
  • 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.

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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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