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prevail
used in The Magic Mountain

11 uses
  • That it was yet another French work is not our fault, any more than is the fact that once again the prevailing mood was military.
    7.7 - Fullness of Harmony (76% in)
  • This third letter home was comprehensive. it did the job—not in terms of conceptions of time valid down below, but in terms of those prevailing up here.
    5.3 - Freedom (91% in)
  • He also prevailed upon Joachim to join him.
    5.8 - Danse Macabre (16% in)
  • Nor was he a handsome cavalier, but had visited little Leila out of medical and spiritual conviction, as a protest against the prevailing egotism of the place.
    5.8 - Danse Macabre (47% in)
  • Longer periods of thaw could be expected soon, and with them would come inevitable changes at the Berghof—changes that not even the authority of the director's word could hold back, although every day, in the dining hall, in patients' rooms, at every checkup, at every meal, he vigorously combated the prejudice that prevailed against the season of thaw.
    6.1 - Changes (60% in)
  • The latter, in particular, prevailed in Naphta's order, which had originated in Spain and whose rules of spiritual exercise—in some sense the equivalent of those that Frederick the Great later promulgated for his Prussian infantry— were first drawn up in Spanish, so that Naphta frequently used Spanish phrases in his stories and lessons.
    6.6 - Operationes Spirituales (27% in)
  • For without education you cannot prevail before humanity, and there is only one kind of education—you call it bourgeois, but in fact it is human.
    6.8 - A Good Soldier (53% in)
  • Although one found pleasure in Naphta's concern for the enlightenment of the common people, that pleasure was diminished somewhat by the fear that what prevailed here was an instinctual tendency to shroud the commonfolk and the world in illiterate darkness.
    6.8 - A Good Soldier (56% in)
  • Where previously, by yielding just slightly, he had not found it easy to separate the "now" of today from that of yesterday, or the day before yesterday, or the day before that, when all were alike as peas in a pod, of late that same "now" was apt, even likely, to muddle its present with a present that had prevailed a month or a year before, and to fuse into an "always."
    7.1 - A Stroll by the Shore (69% in)
  • The pain of disappointment gives way to attempts to make clear to her what is happening and that no love affair in the world can prevail against this call.
    7.7 - Fullness of Harmony (66% in)
  • Yes, Herr Settembrini's own inner state meant that in his world of beautiful views, the element of the eagle's boldness prevailed more and more over the dove's mildness.
    7.10 - The Thunderbolt (43% in)

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