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Search phrase: prevail


 28 result(s).
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Antony and CleopatraAC III.xiii.23May be a coward's, whose ministers would prevailMay be a Cowards, whose Ministers would preuaile
CoriolanusCor V.iv.6especially his mother, may prevail with him. But I sayespecially his Mother, may preuaile with him. But I say,
Henry VH5 III.ii.14If wishes would prevail with me,If wishes would preuayle with me,
Henry VI Part 11H6 I.v.9Heavens, can you suffer hell so to prevail?Heauens, can you suffer Hell so to preuayle?
Henry VI Part 11H6 II.i.56Sleeping or waking must I still prevail,Sleeping or waking, must I still preuayle,
Henry VI Part 11H6 II.ii.49Could not prevail with all their oratory,Could not preuayle with all their Oratorie,
Henry VI Part 11H6 II.v.98Thy grave admonishments prevail with me.Thy graue admonishments preuayle with me:
Henry VI Part 11H6 III.i.67I would prevail, if prayers might prevail,I would preuayle, if Prayers might preuayle,
Henry VI Part 22H6 III.ii.23God forbid any malice should prevailGod forbid any Malice should preuayle,
Henry VI Part 22H6 IV.ii.164Well, seeing gentle words will not prevail,Well, seeing gentle words will not preuayle,
Henry VI Part 33H6 IV.vi.7But if an humble prayer may prevail,But, if an humble prayer may preuaile,
Henry VIIIH8 V.i.143They shall no more prevail than we give way to.They shall no more preuaile, then we giue way too:
Julius CaesarJC II.ii.54Let me upon my knee prevail in this.Let me vpon my knee, preuaile in this.
King Edward IIIE3 I.ii.10Thou doest not tell him, if he here prevail,Thou doest not tell him if he heere preuaile,
King Edward IIIE3 III.i.111But were it not, yet ere he should prevail,But were it not, yet ere he should preuaile,
King Edward IIIE3 III.ii.35But 'tis a rightful quarrel must prevail:But tis a rightfull quarrell must preuaile,
King Edward IIIE3 III.iii.107May either of us prosper and prevail,May eyther of vs prosper and preuaile,
King Edward IIIE3 III.iii.147He against whom you fight, if he prevail,He against whome you fight if hee preuaile,
King Edward IIIE3 IV.ii.41Thinking belike he soonest should prevail,Thinking belike he soonest should preuaile,
King Edward IIIE3 V.i.53Philippe, prevail: we yield to thy request.Phillip preuaile, we yeeld to thy request,
King JohnKJ I.i.104Where how he did prevail I shame to speak – Where how he did preuaile, I shame to speake:
PericlesPer V.i.259.2You shall prevail,You shall preuaile
Richard IIR2 III.ii.126If we prevail, their heads shall pay for it.If we preuaile, their heads shall pay for it.
Richard IIIR3 I.iii.190Did York's dread curse prevail so much with heavenDid Yorkes dread Curse preuaile so much with Heauen,
Richard IIIR3 I.iv.153prevail with me.preuaile with me.
Twelfth NightTN III.ii.35world can more prevail in man's commendation withworld, can more preuaile in mans commendation with
The Winter's TaleWT III.ii.202Prevail not, go and see. If you can bringPreuaile not, go and see: if you can bring
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.660Wherein my hope is I shall so prevailWherein, my hope is, I shall so preuaile,


 12 result(s).
entreatpersuade, prevail upon
inducemove, persuade, prevail upon
overruleprevail, overcome, win over
overswayprevail upon, override, overturn
overweighoutweigh, exceed, prevail over
predominateprevail over, control, dominate
prevailsucceed, win, be victor
prevailsucceed in seduction, have one's way [in a sexual encounter]
soliciturge, move, incite, prevail upon
subduepersuade, convince, prevail over
winprevail over, overcome
winwin over, prevail upon


 10 result(s).
prevail overpredominate
prevail oversubdue
prevail overwin
prevail overoverrule
prevail overoverweigh
prevail uponinduce
prevail uponsolicit
prevail uponwin
prevail uponentreat
prevail uponoversway

Words Families

 5 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
PREVAILBASICprevail v, prevailing adj, prevailment n
PREVAILNOTunprevailing adj