1 The republican institutions of our country have produced simpler and happier manners than those which prevail in the great monarchies that surround it.
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.
3 But Sir John could not prevail.
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.
5 Nothing should prevail on him to give up his engagement.
6 The train to Tara is the train to Macon and the same conditions prevail.
7 But the ship, having her full complement of seamen, spurned his suit; and not all the King his father's influence could prevail.
8 Closing the door upon the landlady, I endeavored to prevail upon Queequeg to take a chair; but in vain.
9 The mother-women seemed to prevail that summer at Grand Isle.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
14 From this fact it may be gathered what honesty and religion still prevail among this people.
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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.
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