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The peace process is testimony to the fact that with enough effort, jaw-jaw can prevail over war-war.

Thank you for allowing your humanity to prevail over grief.

But many are now wondering whether the right to privacy should prevail over child protection.

Our courtrooms are supposed to be places where reason and logic prevail over even the strongest emotions.

Since greed tended to prevail over comity, the Great Plains bred depressives and sociopaths.

A quiver ran through the stranger, but a sweet yet sober satisfaction seemed to prevail over a hidden anguish.

That the Seljouks should so prevail over the soldiers of the Cross as to menace the encampment, scarce entered his head.

Do not fancy that the conventions of society can ever prevail over the will, it may be the freak, of Nature.

It was adapted to serve the monarchy at the expense of the aristocracy, and tended to make functions prevail over birth.

If on the other hand the latter prevail over the soul, the man is accounted like a beast, and is called wicked and an evil doer.


On this page you'll find 276 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to prevail over, such as: beat, crush, finish off, overpower, overthrow, and overwhelm.

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