1 In consequence of the prevalence of this notion there are many Negroes who use every opportunity to make themselves offensive, particularly when they think it can be done with impunity.
2 The elegance, propriety, regularity, harmony, and perhaps, above all, the peace and tranquillity of Mansfield, were brought to her remembrance every hour of the day, by the prevalence of everything opposite to them here.
3 I found as prevalent a fashion in the form of the penitence, as I had left outside in the forms of the coats and waistcoats in the windows of the tailors' shops.
David Copperfield By Charles DickensContext Highlight In CHAPTER 61. I AM SHOWN TWO INTERESTING PENITENTS
4 It was the prevalent conviction, and of all other explanations Levin had unconsciously, not knowing when or how, chosen it, as anyway the clearest, and made it his own.
5 Here and there we passed Cszeks and Slovaks, all in picturesque attire, but I noticed that goitre was painfully prevalent.
6 His parents went to eight-o'clock mass every morning in Gardiner Street and the peaceful odour of Mrs. Dillon was prevalent in the hall of the house.
7 "I see that you participate in a prevalent error," said Madame Danglars.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In Chapter 76. Progress of Cavalcanti the Younger.
8 The necessity of accepting this view of their past relation, and of meeting it in the key of pleasantry prevalent among her new friends, was deeply humiliating to Lily.
9 I need not say how rejoiced I shall be to hear there has been any mistake, but the report is so prevalent that I confess I cannot help trembling.
10 True, the last line did not scan, but that was a trifle, since the quatrain at least conformed to the mode then prevalent.
11 In the attitude of the American mind toward Negro suffrage can be traced with unusual accuracy the prevalent conceptions of government.