1 Anxiety on Jane's behalf was another prevailing concern; and Mr. Darcy's explanation, by restoring Bingley to all her former good opinion, heightened the sense of what Jane had lost.
2 The satisfaction of prevailing on one of the most worthless young men in Great Britain to be her husband might then have rested in its proper place.
3 Envy and impotent desires are their prevailing passions.
4 Sir John was delighted; for to a man, whose prevailing anxiety was the dread of being alone, the acquisition of two, to the number of inhabitants in London, was something.
5 My sister, Mrs. Joe, with black hair and eyes, had such a prevailing redness of skin that I sometimes used to wonder whether it was possible she washed herself with a nutmeg-grater instead of soap.
6 Therefore, if it had depended upon me to touch the prevailing chord among them with any skill, I should have made a poor hand of it.
David Copperfield By Charles DickensContext Highlight In CHAPTER 21. LITTLE EM'LY
7 Briefly, the prevailing dissatisfaction grew until a tacit edict of proscription had been issued against both him and the poor young maiden.
8 On the right a single deep report of a cannon resounded and died away in the prevailing silence.
9 At the council at Fili the prevailing thought in the minds of the Russian commanders was the one naturally suggesting itself, namely, a direct retreat by the Nizhni road.
10 There is no difficulty, therefore, in determining whence that ancient greatness and this modern decay have arisen, since they can be traced to the free life formerly prevailing and to the servitude which prevails now.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo MachiavelliContext Highlight In BOOK 2: CHAPTER II.
11 The great and prevailing idea that seemed to take possession of every one was to prepare himself to lift up the people at his home.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. WashingtonContext Highlight In Chapter III.
12 It was argued, further, that such recognition would mark the good feeling prevailing between the two races.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. WashingtonContext Highlight In Chapter XIII.
13 He crossed a small "branch" two or three times, because of a prevailing juvenile superstition that to cross water baffled pursuit.
14 There was a settling down, and a prevailing air of expectancy everywhere.
15 I have great hope of prevailing.