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Sample sentences for the GRE study word prevail

prevail can be used as a verb

1.I told ye then he should prevail and spee. - from Paradise Lost by John Milton
2.Jennings could not prevail on him to stay long. - from Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
3.Nothing should prevail on him to give up his engagement. - from Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
4.She resolved to prevail on her to spend a day at Hartfield. - from Emma by Jane Austen
5.If wishes would prevail with me. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
6.Let me, upon my knee, prevail in this. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
7.Thy grave admonishments prevail with me. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
8.Could not prevail with all their oratory. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
9.I am strong-fram'd he cannot prevail wit. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
10.And Troy prevails by armies not her own. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
11."At last thy will prevails great Peleus' so. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
12.Great anxiety prevails in West Surrey, and earthworks are being thrown up to check the advance Londonward.. - from The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
13.Such is the state of affairs which prevails among them. - from The Republic by Plato
14.The spirit of party prevails less in Scotland than in England. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
15.friendship prevails more than the intercession of the ambassadors o. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
16.It is the peremptory military spirit which prevails in the government of honour. - from The Republic by Plato
17."I have heard it asserted," said John Knightley, "that the same sort of handwriting often prevails in a family and where the same master teaches, it is natural enough. - from Emma by Jane Austen
18.One principle prevails in the souls of one class of men, another in others, as may happe. - from The Republic by Plato

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