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prevail
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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • That Truth may prevail.
  • "Well, if Truth were to prevail, you know, you’d be the first to be robbed and suppressed."

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  • Why, the isolation that prevails everywhere, above all in our age—it has not fully developed, it has not reached its limit yet.
  • To prevail upon her by force or kindness was also impossible: she would yield to nothing.
  • Yet the whole still stands steadfast before their eyes, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against 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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