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prevail -- as in: reason will prevail
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as in: reason will prevail Define
prove superior or win
  • Neither side has the strength to prevail over the other.
  • The defending champions prevailed again.
  • So once again, just as I do every Day, I begin to read the notebook aloud, so that she can hear it, in the hope that the miracle that has come to dominate my life will once again prevail.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook
  • They encouraged my hunger to prevail.
    Dave Pelzer  --  A Child Called It

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  • The important thing is you have prevailed. And you saved Annabeth!
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan’s Curse
  • But praise God, right will prevail.
    Forest Carter  --  Education of Little Tree
  • I cast my vote, perchance, as I think right; but I am not vitally concerned that that right should prevail.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Resistance to Civil Government
  • She was not, however, in her heart perfectly satisfied with his refusal to show her the letter; so deaf are we to the clearest reason, when it argues against our prevailing passions.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
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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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