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Sample Sentences Using
prevail -- as in: she prevailed upon him
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as in: she prevailed upon him Define
use persuasion -- especially successfully
  • The lobbyist prevailed upon the president to sign the legislation.
  • I can’t prevail upon your kindness any further.
  • May I prevail upon your patience as I describe one more complication.
  • She prevailed upon him to visit his parents.

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  • ...she had prevailed on her Father to undertake a Tour to Scotland and had persuaded Lady Dorothea to accompany them.
    Jane Austen  --  Love and Friendship
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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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