Tom Doran sends us this video reminder that humor helped the British prevail in the Second World War.
Prosecutors must decide whether they can prevail at trial with the maid as their star witness given her credibility issues.
But many are now wondering whether the right to privacy should prevail over child protection.
And our feelings may get hurt again, but eventually, we are going to prevail.
General McChrystal told a visiting NATO delegation last week how to prevail in Afghanistan.
To suppose that the weak must prevail because it was weak was sheer sentimentality.
Lady Booby was going to call her back again, but could not prevail with herself.
As the spring advanced, sickness began to prevail in Deerham.
Then shall I prevail upon her, no doubt, if loth before, to fly.
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.