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prevail
used in Northanger Abbey

6 uses
  • There was a thought yet nearer, a more prevailing, more impetuous concern.
    Chapter 29 (13% in)
  • I told him he had taken a very unlikely way to prevail upon me; for, of all things in the world, I hated fine speeches and compliments; and so—and so then I found there would be no peace if I did not stand up.
    Chapter 16 (69% in)
  • Yes, my father can seldom be prevailed on to give the waters what I think a fair trial.
    Chapter 17 (20% in)
  • Can you, in short, be prevailed on to quit this scene of public triumph and oblige your friend Eleanor with your company in Gloucestershire?
    Chapter 17 (38% in)
  • On the third day, in short, as soon as she could be prevailed on, a physician attended her, a very respectable man, and one in whom she had always placed great confidence.
    Chapter 24 (86% in)
  • Such a compliment recalled all Catherine's consciousness, and silenced her directly; and, though pointedly applied to by the general for her choice of the prevailing colour of the paper and hangings, nothing like an opinion on the subject could be drawn from her.
    Chapter 26 (87% in)

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