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Thankfully common sense prevailed and he will be able to rejoin his family. The Sun (2017)The difference was that this time they prevailed. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The point is that if the club layout is as in the above diagram then the defence will prevail anyway. Times, Sunday Times (2016)At this stage pragmatism will prevail. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In a battle of wills, cats prevail. Times, Sunday Times (2017)If the striking rail unions prevail, they will be encouraged in opposing other measures that reduce costs. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Their will must not prevail. The Sun (2016)She will fight and prevail. The Sun (2017)The interviewer, reflecting the prevailing attitudes of the time, seemed mystified. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is a daily battle where good prevails nearly all of the time. Times, Sunday Times (2015)That choice will depend on prevailing conditions. Market-led Strategic Change (1991)Recognising and working with prevailing social attitudes need not mean total capitulation. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The prevailing arguments will probably be prosaic. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Who knows which captain will prevail this time? Times, Sunday Times (2006)It does not mean that they will prevail. Christianity Today (2000)In other cultures the prevailing attitudes are different. Growing Through Loss and Grief (1994)The construction industry is in the doldrums and its arguments have prevailed. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They will have their work cut out to prevail this time as well. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He has a calmness that will prevail in the dressing room when things are not going well. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Clearly this attitude prevails in the membership department as well. Times, Sunday Times (2016)At least this time justice has prevailed. The Sun (2016)So we can easily prove that we are a little bit short and hopefully common sense will prevail. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This time they prevailed on the strength of a more conservative game plan and a renewed sense of tactical discipline. Times, Sunday Times (2015)For the third time they prevailed. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The results include anecdotal but compelling evidence that officers are already becoming less inclined to take the risks needed to prevail in battle. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Our arguments prevailed... for the time being. Times, Sunday Times (2009)These are not the usual indicators that a tone of calm, gentle courtesy will prevail. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Russia waits to see which side of its leader's character will prevail. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Yesterday, a more positive attitude prevailed as he detailed procedural reforms. Times, Sunday Times (2013)That argument would normally prevail. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'prevail'
British English: prevail VERB
If a proposal, principle, or opinion prevails, it gains influence or is accepted, often after a struggle or argument.
We hope that common sense would prevail.
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