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When the Supreme Court considers how constitutional rights apply to the facts of our society, they are often forced to rule on what those broad prevailing facts are.

Since the 1950s, fluoride has adapted itself to the prevailing concerns of the time.

What sets him apart from so many of his contemporaries was his rare immunity from the influence of prevailing ideas.

And this is the prevailing attitude that white St. Louis fears the most: an all out riot, anarchy, lawlessness, disorder.

The prevailing color is pink; the headgear: red bows and ears; the guests: super giddy.

Press releases show it briefly advocated against a prevailing wage for education projects in 2009 before falling off the radar.

It is a notable fact that under the wholly unusual circumstances prevailing, the recovery was so prompt and effective.

The prevailing fault of the modern Swell organ is, perhaps, the inadequacy of the Flute work.

To the northward of it the coast trends in and forms a bay, but not deep enough to offer shelter from the prevailing winds.

Eloise asked, her maidenly modesty prevailing over every other feeling.

The American was dressed after the fashion prevailing in the hills, and had a couple of revolvers dangling at his hips.

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The adjective prevailing refers to that which has superseded others in its presence: prevailing fashion. That which is prevalent exists or is spread widely: a prevalent idea. That which is current is in general circulation or a matter of common knowledge or acceptance: current usage in English. 

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On this page you'll find 97 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to prevailing, such as: current, predominant, prevalent, rampant, universal, and usual.

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