- I prevailed upon the Meanys to use Hurd's Church—and to let the Rev. Lewis Merrill perform the service.p. 543.1
- And in addition to the brightness of the sun that shone upon him, Owen's face was blood-red—throbbing, I presumed, from his riding his bike into town; for a late November bike ride down Maiden Hill, given the prevailing wind off the Squamscott, was bitter cold.p. 73.4
- In the humid air, the diesel exhaust was heavy and foul, but I was sure that Mr. Meany could not be prevailed upon to turn the engine off; probably he was keeping the engine running in an effort to hurry up Owen's prayers.p. 142.2
- And Aunt Martha and Uncle Alfred had prevailed upon Hester to bring Owen to Sawyer Depot for Christmas—that was how significantly Owen had managed to impress them.p. 510.0
There are no more uses of "prevail" in A Prayer for Owen Meany.
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