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prevail
used in The Mill on the Floss

6 uses
  • I was certain that he had prevailed on you to sacrifice everything to him, and I waited with equal certainty to hear of your marriage.
    7.3 -- Book 7 Chapter 3 -- Showing That Old Acquaintances Are Capable…. (74% in)
  • Imagine a truly respectable and amiable hen, by some portentous anomaly, taking to reflection and inventing combinations by which she might prevail on Hodge not to wring her neck, or send her and her chicks to market; the result could hardly be other than much cackling and fluttering.
    3.7 -- Book 3 Chapter 7 -- How a Hen Takes to Stratagem (24% in)
  • It was not quite unintentionally that Philip had wandered into this song, which might be an indirect expression to Maggie of what he could not prevail on himself to say to her directly.
    6.7 -- Book 6 Chapter 7 -- Philip Re-enters (63% in)
  • Don't try to prevail with me again.
    6.14 -- Book 6 Chapter 14 -- Waking (39% in)
  • Stephen thought again that he was beginning to prevail,—he had never yet believed that he should not prevail; there are possibilities which our minds shrink from too completely for us to fear them.
    6.14 -- Book 6 Chapter 14 -- Waking (79% in)
  • Stephen thought again that he was beginning to prevail,—he had never yet believed that he should not prevail; there are possibilities which our minds shrink from too completely for us to fear them.
    6.14 -- Book 6 Chapter 14 -- Waking (79% in)

There are no more uses of "prevail" in The Mill on the Floss.

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