They prevailed last August, obtaining—follow me here—an injunction prohibiting the enforcement of those provisions.
It was an unorthodox position for a Republican governor, and with the help of business and hospital interests, Brewer prevailed.
Even if he prevailed in court, can a person really run for president of the United States while also seeking another office?
Murphy prevailed, and will replace retiring Sen. Joe Lieberman, an Independent.
At one point last year they appeared to have prevailed in the interagency wrangling.
“You shall,” he cried, and his strong will prevailed over her more and more.
Wise counsels, like those which gave us the Constitution, prevailed to uphold it.
It was a curious custom which prevailed in the Amity church.
And to the violence which prevailed was added the most unblushing bribery.
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.