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prevail
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Girl Interrupted
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  • The prevailing wisdom was that they were the reason we were in there, yet they were utterly absent from our hospital lives.
  • If you are crazy, the first interpreter’s viewpoint, the tiger theory, will prevail.

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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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