PREVALENT in a Sentence

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For PREVALENT, below is one of 17 sentences:
A radical committed to social change, Reed had no patience with the conservative views prevalent in the America of his day.

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 Meanings and Examples of PREVALENT
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 a.  widespread; widely or commonly occurring, existing, accepted
Classic Sentence:
1  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 Dickens
2  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.
Anna Karenina 3 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 8: Chapter 9
3  Here and there we passed Cszeks and Slovaks, all in picturesque attire, but I noticed that goitre was painfully prevalent.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER I
4  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.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In AN ENCOUNTER
5  "I see that you participate in a prevalent error," said Madame Danglars.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 76. Progress of Cavalcanti the Younger.
6  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.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 5
7  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.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLV
8  True, the last line did not scan, but that was a trifle, since the quatrain at least conformed to the mode then prevalent.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In PART 1: CHAPTER VIII
9  In the attitude of the American mind toward Negro suffrage can be traced with unusual accuracy the prevalent conceptions of government.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Context  Highlight   In IX
10  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.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Context  Highlight   In V
11  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.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIX
Example Sentence:
1  Exogamy remains much less prevalent among African Americans.
2  This condition is more prevalent in women than in men.
3  The prevalent opinion is in favour of reform.
4  These prejudices are particularly prevalent among people living in the North.
5  A radical committed to social change, Reed had no patience with the conservative views prevalent in the America of his day.
6  This paper describes methods for projecting the incidence and prevalence of a chronic disease in ageing populations.