The prevailing fear across the country is that—if not tonight or tomorrow then soon enough—the worst may be yet to come.
Mustafa then proceeded to enumerate five factors that he believed are contributing to the prevailing despair.
Former State Department spokesman P. J. Crowley gave voice to the prevailing position on Twitter.
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.
Petitions from opposite quarters with regard to the disposition of the fund attest a prevailing interest.
The islands are mainly in the belt of prevailing westerly winds.
Young leaves tinged with faint trace of red on under side, prevailing color greenish.
Some assert that it is only a leap, and this is the prevailing opinion.
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.