PREVAILING in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of PREVAILING
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 a.  most frequent; widespread; predominant
Classic Sentence: (119 in 8 pages)
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.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 37
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.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 50
3  Envy and impotent desires are their prevailing passions.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Context  Highlight   In PART 3: CHAPTER X.
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.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 25
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.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter II
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 Dickens
Context  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.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In PART 1: CHAPTER VIII
8  On the right a single deep report of a cannon resounded and died away in the prevailing silence.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXIX
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.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 13: CHAPTER I
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 Machiavelli
Context  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. Washington
Context  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. Washington
Context  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.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VIII
14  There was a settling down, and a prevailing air of expectancy everywhere.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In IX
15  I have great hope of prevailing.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 2
Example Sentence: (21 in 2 pages)
1  How people in a certain era bury their dead says much about the prevailing attitudes toward death.
2  The prevailing view is that he has done a good job in difficult circumstances.
3  The wall gives some protection from the prevailing wind.
4  The prevailing current flows from east to west.
5  Yellow is the prevailing color in her room.
6  We were horrified at the conditions prevailing in local prisons.
7  All too often the outside researcher pursues lines of enquiry which the prevailing culture manages to encompass and nullify.
8  This reflects attitudes and values prevailing in society.
9  The prevailing opinion was that a trade war could be averted.
10  I admired the creativity which prevailed among the young writers.
11  I am sure that common sense will prevail in the end.
12  Those beliefs still prevail among certain social groups.
13  In life's earnest battle they only prevail, who daily march onward and never say fail.
14  We hope that common sense would prevail.
15  I hope the country is finally turning a corner where common sense will once again prevail over the insanity of the last 30 years.