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prevail against someone or something

to win out over someone or something; to dominate someone or something. You will not prevail against me! I am sure that our team will prevail against the challengers.
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It's been almost impossible to win, to prevail against a bishop," canon lawyer Michael Dunnigan told Religion News Service.
30) was no match for Knight Pass last time out at Kempton but can prevail against somewhat weaker opposition.
I would not expect an appeal by local residents, heard in a distant court, by a judge who does not know or have a feel for the area, to prevail against the persuasion of the best legal brains that big business can buy.
Edelman was selected for "excellence in providing law enforcement and Marine heroes with the firearms needed to prevail against those who threaten both safety and freedom.
Should Higgins prevail against Jogia, the world No 60, he will face the winner of the match between Dave Harold and Danny Douane.
Monfils, seeded third, needed only one break to prevail against the big-serving Tsonga, the second seed.
Spike Milligan's celebrated war memoirs are told in the comedian's own words and fuse together comedy and jazz - showing how humour, music and comradeship enabled a hapless bunch of young men to prevail against the might of the Nazi war machine.
You are Peter and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of evil will not prevail against it.
An extra place will be made available for a Welsh region in the elite tournament if the Blues can prevail against Jonny Wilkinson and his team mates in three weeks' time.
Using Spike's own words, the show joyously fuses comedy, song and dance - showing how humour, music and comradeship enabled a hapless bunch of young men to prevail against the armoured might of the Nazi War machine.
The Blues were not expected to prevail against runaway North 1 West league leaders Lymm but they could and should have beaten mid-table Sandbach at the weekend.
But persevere and the gates of the Church shall not long prevail against the innocent pre-born killed by abortion.
Either Roger Federer or fourth seed Novak Djokovic will provide the final opposition should he prevail against Argentinian Del Potro.
DECLAN KIDNEY hopes Ireland will have the experience needed to prevail against Scotland after making four changes to his Grand Slam-chasing side.
For that reason, therefore, I am hoping either Dundee United or Falkirk can somehow prevail against the odds when they take on the Old Firm on successive nights at Hampden, in the CIS Scottish League Cup semi-finals this week.