But many are now wondering whether the right to privacy should prevail over child protection.
If there is a way to prevail over destruction, life will find it, which may finally be its ultimate definition.
The peace process is testimony to the fact that with enough effort, jaw-jaw can prevail over war-war.
Thank you for allowing your humanity to prevail over grief.
Such bonds between the community and the state are what at the end of the day will allow the state to prevail over the cartels.
A monotonous uniformity begins to prevail over all these tracts.
Must the Public Good prevail over purity and our holiest affections?
There was a long and terrible controversy formerly, whether the Florentine dialect was to prevail over the others.
I flatter myself her influence will prevail over these bad habits.
He had hopes that the mere sight of the koorbash and the thongs might prevail over his prisoner's obstinacy.
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.