Other Libyans express confidence that democracy will prevail.
Tom Doran sends us this video reminder that humor helped the British prevail in the Second World War.
Well, if our history of evolving on issues of race and religion is any guide, the LGBT community will prevail.
General McChrystal told a visiting NATO delegation last week how to prevail in Afghanistan.
A ‘senior Administration official’ was quoted as saying: “The President does not think that Gaddafi will prevail.”
To suppose that the weak must prevail because it was weak was sheer sentimentality.
In that war they could not prevail so as to change the mores.
As the spring advanced, sickness began to prevail in Deerham.
But if that be so, the same doctrine must prevail in trespass.
Similar customs are said to prevail in the Dutch East Indies and elsewhere.
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.