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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(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
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 Vasilievich Gogol Context
Here and there we passed Cszeks and Slovaks, all in picturesque attire, but I noticed that goitre was painfully prevalent.
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
It was said that his father, destining him to be the heir of his own post, had married him at a very early age, eighteen or twenty, in accordance with a custom which is rather widely prevalent in parliamentary families.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo Context
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
Born in the neighborhood of Arles, she had shared in the beauty for which its women are proverbial; but that beauty had gradually withered beneath the devastating influence of the slow fever so prevalent among dwellers by the ponds of Aiguemortes and the marshes of Camargue.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
It was the prevalent opinion, however, that they had been influenced by veneration for the ancient treaty, that had once made them dependent on the Six Nations for military protection, and now rendered them reluctant to encounter their former masters.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context
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
Before going there I had a good deal of the then rather prevalent idea among our people that to secure an education meant to have a good, easy time, free from all necessity for manual labour.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington Context