Usage examples for prevailing

  1. But this view has, we think, ceased to be the prevailing one among the Universalists. – Orthodoxy: Its Truths And Errors by James Freeman Clarke
  2. " The prevailing merit of the story is the vivid sense of reality which the writer gives to scenes and characters; ... – Pepita Ximenez by Juan Valera
  3. On reaching the other side I was to get immediately in communication with the British Admiralty, and send to Washington detailed reports on prevailing conditions. – The Victory At Sea by William Sowden Sims Burton J. Hendrick
  4. The prevailing thought was this- that I was going back to winter. – St. Cuthbert's by Robert E. Knowles
  5. The first is, that steam vessels are not forced by prevailing winds to keep to particular courses. – Some Principles of Maritime Strategy by Julian Stafford Corbett
  6. The Spanish Commander, being then satisfied that he had fought long enough, and hopeless of prevailing on the enemy to yield, withdrew in the night. – History of the Buccaneers of America by James Burney
  7. He knew that he was prevailing though slowly. – Joan of Arc of the North Woods by Holman Day
  8. The prevailing color is yellow, tinged with green, but it varies greatly, sometimes yellow, red, white, etc. – Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc. by George Francis Atkinson
  9. Parade runs through everything, even in the prevailing religion, which, alas, is little more than form- parade. – Brazilian Sketches by T. B. Ray
  10. If you are inclined to a hasty temper, for instance, you should not live in a room in which the prevailing note is red. – The House in Good Taste by Elsie de Wolfe
  11. The prevailing winds are west and north- west, and, during the winter- August and September- south. – An Antarctic Mystery by Jules Verne
  12. As is our prevailing type of thought, so is our prevailing type and our condition of life. – The Higher Powers of Mind and Spirit by Ralph Waldo Trine
  13. Then he again looked down into the hall, where the greatest confusion was prevailing among the deputies with regard to the coming vote. – Paris From the "Three Cities" by Emile Zola
  14. In America, it is the most prevailing form, found in my groups 1. Linni or Linapis. – The American Nations, Vol. I. by C. S. Rafinesque
  15. The ministers were in a great strait; the public feeling was strong; a general election was approaching; it was dangerous and it would probably be vain to encounter the prevailing sentiment directly. – The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 5 (of 5) by Thomas Babington Macaulay
  16. The van ship was anchored so close to the shore that it was impossible to pass within her, or, with the prevailing wind, even to reach her, because of a point and shoal just outside, covering her position. – The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence by A. T. Mahan
  17. But opposed as he was to prevailing influences, he was yet a man of his time. – The English Church in the Eighteenth Century by Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
  18. The conditions prevailing in arid districts favor strongly this manner of loss of soil- moisture. – Dry-Farming by John A. Widtsoe
  19. The prevailing price this year has been fifty to seventy- five cents per bushel. – The Apple by Various
  20. Another phase of the Bible which has had a far reaching and lasting effect upon all language and literature, is its prevailing spirit of types and symbols. – The Interdependence of Literature by Georgina Pell Curtis