- 1Existing at a particular time; current: the unfavourable prevailing economic conditionsMore example sentences
- There is nearly always good refuge to fish in any prevailing winds.
- Steve Trewhella There were a number of non-native, pelagic marine visitors to our coast during the prevailing autumn winds.
- An order to sell your shares at the prevailing market price.
- 1.1Having most appeal or influence; prevalent: the prevailing mood within Whitehall circlesMore example sentences
- By poking holes, lots of holes, in the prevailing theories of today.
- Return might be the hideous height of his prevailing good intentions.
- Rather, the original decision is a more accurate reflection of the attitudes prevailing in senior government circles.
- [as submodifier]: fourteen years of prevailingly happy marriageMore example sentences
- In the same way she doesn't quite fit with the prevailingly cool Pop platform, Drexler's use of words in her visual art makes for an awkward, if strikingly effective, amalgam.
- This reflects, in part, the prevailingly local character of the interdiction, pronounced by a mullah or self-imposed by a body of listeners.
- For many in our denomination, the Great Commission is used as a trump card, which they seek to play prevailingly over all other matters.