On the strength of his own position, Grant prevailed unopposed.
They prevailed last August, obtaining—follow me here—an injunction prohibiting the enforcement of those provisions.
The collateral result was the elaborate process for picking a vice-presidential nominee that has prevailed ever since.
It was an unorthodox position for a Republican governor, and with the help of business and hospital interests, Brewer prevailed.
The sights and sounds of baseball at its purest signal that the nest in us has prevailed.
“You shall,” he cried, and his strong will prevailed over her more and more.
And in Svartheim it was told forever after how Sindri and Brock had prevailed.
It was a curious custom which prevailed in the Amity church.
Mrs. Close's maid was prevailed on to sleep in her mistress's room.
To return nearer home, the worship of the tree has prevailed at one time or another in every country of Europe.
c.1400, "be successful; be efficacious," from Old French prevaleir (Modern French prévaloir) and directly from Latin praevalere "be stronger, have greater power," from prae "before" (see pre-) + valere "have power, be strong" (see valiant). Spelling in English perhaps influenced by avail. Related: Prevailed; prevailing.