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  • Not really frazzled ... just amazed (though I don't know why it's so prevailent) at the duplicity here.

    McCain Ad Blasts Obama For Ties To Former Fannie Mae CEO Jim Johnson

  • But, yeah, I can see real utility in a prize for treatments for diseases prevailent in the poorer countries, like malaria.

    Matthew Yglesias » Prizes for Drugs

  • It appears that such suggestions are prevailent in the UK and the US.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • It is also one of the main reasons today that the replay, over and over, by the hour is so prevailent.

    Clear Channel ‘pay-for-play’

  • Certainly, it has helped me appreciate the value of money, and has a part to play in imbuing the lust for money which is so prevailent in me nowadays.

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  • Something prevailent there is the hardship that the people there face.

    jaimewolf Diary Entry

  • But, considering that goodness is no such rare thing among men -- the world familiarly know the noun; a common one in every language -- it was curious that what so signalized the stranger, and made him look like a kind of foreigner, among the crowd (as to some it make him appear more or less unreal in this portraiture), was but the expression of so prevailent a quality.

    The Confidence-Man

  • Demonstration, which is ever more powerful and prevailent than Precept, or even Preaching it self.

    The Works of Aphra Behn, Volume II

  • Self-awareness is a product of postmodernism, which, at least in music, has always been more prevailent in popular culture than in the classical realm.

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  • Not judging these other people at all but just noticing how prevailent D becomes in your mind when you have it - even when you are not thinking about it directly, it becomes part of your thought patterns in a way - just kind of pops up as a side thought to other things.

    Discussion Forum - TuDiabetes

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  • Prevailent means 1. widespread, pervasive, prevalent prevailant; 2. powerful, influential (OED).

    October 9, 2013