Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as prevalence.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun See prevalence.

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  • noun prevalence

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Examples

  • So long as either of these worketh in us with any kind of prevalency, it is impossible we should have any delight in calling upon God.

    Pneumatologia

  • Mexico City will be able to point to an HIV prevalency rate which now stands at 15.6 percent of the adult population, having dropped from 31 percent in 2000.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Book dwelt long on this subject, and endeavoured to make it so plain, that neither the inveterateness of the mischief, nor the prevalency of the fashion, shall be any excuse for those who will not take care about the meaning of their own words, and will not suffer the significancy of their expressions to be inquired into.

    An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

  • The idea of it indeed may be in the mind, and viewed as present there; but nothing will be in the mind as a present good, able to counterbalance the removal of any uneasiness which we are under, till it raises our desire; and the uneasiness of that has the prevalency in determining the will.

    An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

  • That which most commonly causes this is, the prevalency of some present pleasure or pain, heightened by our feeble passionate nature, most strongly wrought on by what is present.

    An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

  • How much sloth and negligence, heat and passion, the prevalency of fashion or acquired indispositions do severally contribute, on occasion, to these wrong judgments, I shall not here further inquire.

    An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

  • Factions, civil wars, persecutions, subversions of government, oppression, slavery; these are the dismal consequences which always attend its prevalency over the minds of men.

    On a Question about Superstition and Enthusiasm in Hume

  • How much sloth and negligence, heat and passion, the prevalency of fashion or acquired indispositions do severally contribute, on occasion, to these wrong judgments, I shall not here further inquire.

    God, Aids & Circumcision

  • The idea of it indeed may be in the mind, and viewed as present there; but nothing will be in the mind as a present good, able to counterbalance the removal of any uneasiness which we are under, till it raises our desire; and the uneasiness of that has the prevalency in determining the will.

    God, Aids & Circumcision

  • Factions, civil wars, persecutions, subversions of government, oppression, slavery; these are the dismal consequences which always attend its prevalency over the minds of men.

    Archive 2005-09-01

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