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cooler heads prevail

Calm people, thoughts, or actions triumph in the end. Thankfully, cooler heads prevailed in our fight against the school board, and we were able to reach a compromise.
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prevail against (someone or something)

To overcome and succeed against someone or something. I believe as strongly today as I did when I was younger that love will always prevail against hate in the long run. No one expected our team to prevail against the defending champions, but we found it in ourselves to win.
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cooler heads prevail

Fig. the ideas or influence of less emotional people prevail. (Used of a tense situation.) One hopes that cooler heads will prevail and soon everything will calm down.
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Along with his ill-starred characters, Luca plunges into a dreamlike reality full of existential Angst, an abyss that is only occasionally illuminated by love, in a hopeful note, which challenges the pessimistic and prevailingly nihilistic tone of the author.
For instance, speedball and cocaine abuse prevailingly affect sexual pleasure, while they slightly affect sexual desire.
In this he disagrees with Bruni's assumption that the first Boccaccio prevailingly addresses women ("Boccaccio on Readers and Reading").
(168.) A study of all reported English civil cases for the years 1789 to 1791 found that cases of any complexity or large value were prevailingly allocated to and resolved by equity courts rather than by jury trial in common law courts.
Through the prevailingly lohn production (lohn weight increased from 18.3% in 1989 to 56.8% in 2006), the Romanian firms integrated into the value chain predominantly into the "manufacturing" area, with a low added value.
Everyday management is mostly carried out by prison officers (whose number is the highest in EU), while educational staff is prevailingly employed outside.
This is because: Apart from the anti-dead-hand rules, the mandatory rules of trust law have a prevailingly intent-serving purpose.
The 2011 special issue of Annali d'Italianistica fully mirrors this perception: while some of the contributions deal with theatre, literature or the figurative arts, they prevailingly address the works of the avant-gardes in the 1960s and 1970s, whose artistic production was often meant as a political statement or seemed to coincide with a phenomenological grasp on reality.
These studies have prevailingly represented the object of study of jurists.
In group I, the perforations are prevailingly scalariform; in group II, intermediate between scalariform and porous; and in groups III and IV, prevailing porous ...
From the viewpoint of the needed low level of seismic noise at the seismic stations, those were prevailingly situated into the mine shaft pillars as an optimum solution due to the low seismic noise there.
Students using iPodTouches in the classroom, where a prevailingly constructivist learning theory has been applied, enjoy the benefits of a learning-focused and collaborative teaching and learning environment as observed during the informal classroom visits.