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prevail
used in Wuthering Heights

4 uses
  • 'She got steeped in the shower of yesterday evening, and there she has sat the night through, and I couldn't prevail on her to stir.'
    Chapter 9 (79% in)
  • And we all, including the rustic youth, drew round the table: an austere silence prevailing while we discussed our meal.
    Chapter 2 (39% in)
  • He struggled long to keep up an equality with Catherine in her studies, and yielded with poignant though silent regret: but he yielded completely; and there was no prevailing on him to take a step in the way of moving upward, when he found he must, necessarily, sink beneath his former level.
    Chapter 8 (50% in)
  • Notwithstanding, my journey homeward was sadder than my journey thither; and many misgivings I had, ere I could prevail on myself to put the missive into Mrs. Linton's hand.
    Chapter 14 (96% in)

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