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prevailing, prevalent, predominant, dominant, rifeadjective
most frequent or common
Predominant; of greatest force.
The prevailing opinion was for additional planning time.
Prevalent, common, widespread.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Predominant; having most influence.
Etymology: from prevail.
Probabilities, which cross men’s appetites and prevailing passions, run the same fate: let never so much probability hang on one side of a covetous man’s reasoning, and money on the other, it is easy to foresee which will outweigh. John Locke.
Save the friendless infants from oppression;
Saints shall assist thee with prevailing prayers,
And warring angels combat on thy side. Nicholas Rowe.
having superior force or influence; efficacious; persuasive
predominant; prevalent; most general; as, the prevailing disease of a climate; a prevailing opinion
The numerical value of prevailing in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of prevailing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of prevailing in a Sentence
Due to the prevailing security situation and as no system is set in place for handling dead bodies, the LRCS conduct these activities as an auxiliary to the authorities, their role is limited to the collection and transfer of dead bodies to the competent authorities.
We ended up prevailing.
Even though... I've been writing about magical thinking in politics and anticipating all of this -- I too am astonished that reason is not prevailing.
Cooler heads have a way of prevailing on something like this.
The Supreme Court's procedural order not only wipes away two lower court rulings, but it also orders dismissal of the entire dispute -- leaving for some other time resolution of the many questions Trump's conduct raised about The Emoluments Clause, ordinarily, The Supreme Court pursues such a step only when the prevailing party moots a case while the appeal is pending -- as opposed to here, where the disputes became moot because Trump's term ended.
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