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prevail
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Dune
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  • Slowly her long years of training prevailed.
  • Who could tell yet what rules of parenthood prevailed here?

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  • The mutated poverty grasses were planted first along the downwind (slipface) of the chosen dunes that stood across the path of the prevailing westerlies.
  • When we have moisture locked in grasslands, we’ll move on to start upland forests, then a few open bodies of water—small at first—and situated along lines of prevailing winds with windtrap moisture precipitators spaced in the lines to recapture what the wind steals.
  • SINK: a habitable lowland area on Arrakis surrounded by high ground that protects it from the prevailing storms.
  • My good friends and companions, Thufir Hawat and Duncan Idaho, my years as a fugitive without rank or succor . and one more thing: it is now kanly and you know as well as I the rules that must prevail.
  • WINDTRAP: a device placed in the path of a prevailing wind and capable of precipitating moisture from the air caught within it, usually by a sharp and distinct drop in temperature within the trap.

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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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