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Part of speech: adjective

Current; prevalent.

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Usage examples "prevailing":

  1. From this report we learn that at the time there were three different systems of government prevailing in the American colonies. - "A History of the Four Georges, Volume I (of 4)", Justin McCarthy.
  2. And, the Protestant Successor himself, if he be not wholly governed by the prevailing party, will first be declared no Protestant; and next, no Successor. - "His Majesties Declaration Defended", John Dryden.
  3. And now there was a new voice- more prevailing voice- the voice of her happiness. - "Lifted Masks Stories", Susan Glaspell.