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 Meanings and Examples of PREVAIL
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 v.  induce; be greater in strength or influence; triumph; win out
Classic Sentence: (119 in 8 pages)
1  The republican institutions of our country have produced simpler and happier manners than those which prevail in the great monarchies that surround it.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 6
2  Sometimes I could not prevail on myself to enter my laboratory for several days, and at other times I toiled day and night in order to complete my work.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 19
3  But Sir John could not prevail.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 21
4  After her entrance, Colonel Brandon became more thoughtful and silent than he had been before, and Mrs. Jennings could not prevail on him to stay long.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 26
5  Nothing should prevail on him to give up his engagement.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 37
6  The train to Tara is the train to Macon and the same conditions prevail.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVIII
7  But the ship, having her full complement of seamen, spurned his suit; and not all the King his father's influence could prevail.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 12. Biographical.
8  Closing the door upon the landlady, I endeavored to prevail upon Queequeg to take a chair; but in vain.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 17. The Ramadan.
9  The mother-women seemed to prevail that summer at Grand Isle.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In IV
10  But the children had abandoned their sports for their beds of skins, and the quiet of night was already beginning to prevail over the turbulence and excitement of so busy and important an evening.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 25
11  Yet even there, on the hill of Calvary, He founded the holy catholic church against which, it is promised, the gates of hell shall not prevail.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 3
12  There was an unusual understanding of himself, which was unlike anything I had ever met with in a lunatic; and he took it for granted that his reasons would prevail with others entirely sane.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVIII
13  The resonant voice of the Hungarian was about to prevail in ridicule of the spurious lutes of the romantic painters when Segouin shepherded his party into politics.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In AFTER THE RACE
14  From this fact it may be gathered what honesty and religion still prevail among this people.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER LV.
15  I repeat, therefore, that to prevail against well-disciplined infantry, you must meet them with infantry disciplined still better, and that otherwise you advance to certain destruction.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XVIII.
Example Sentence: (21 in 2 pages)
1  I am sure that common sense will prevail in the end.
2  Those beliefs still prevail among certain social groups.
3  In life's earnest battle they only prevail, who daily march onward and never say fail.
4  We hope that common sense would prevail.
5  I hope the country is finally turning a corner where common sense will once again prevail over the insanity of the last 30 years.
6  I admired the creativity which prevailed among the young writers.
7  The use of horses for ploughing still prevails among the poorer farmers.
8  This custom prevails over the whole area.
9  The East Wind prevails over the West Wind.
10  A similar situation prevails in America.
11  The style prevails and picks up momentum.
12  Very great excitement prevails throughout the country.
13  How people in a certain era bury their dead says much about the prevailing attitudes toward death.
14  The prevailing view is that he has done a good job in difficult circumstances.
15  The wall gives some protection from the prevailing wind.