The prevailing notion that spree shooters are typically affluent, white, outcast loners is a complete myth.
Mustafa then proceeded to enumerate five factors that he believed are contributing to the prevailing despair.
He does also have sympathy for those who resist the prevailing science on climate change.
His parents were deeply Christian, but music and art were the prevailing godheads.
The Arab Spring—in contrast to the prevailing Israeli view—does not only offer threats but provides opportunities as well.
Petitions from opposite quarters with regard to the disposition of the fund attest a prevailing interest.
He cast his eye around upon the prevailing hair-cloth and varnish.
Young leaves tinged with faint trace of red on under side, prevailing color greenish.
The prevailing trait in their mental attitude is incredulousness.
Also, Pete intimated that there was a good chance of prevailing upon the dining-car conductor to throw off a chunk of ice.
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.