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1. Generally current; widespread: the prevailing attitude.
2. Blowing usually or most frequently from a given direction: a prevailing easterly wind.

pre·vail′ing·ly adv.
Synonyms: prevailing, prevalent, current
These adjectives denote what exists or is encountered generally at a particular time. Prevailing applies to what is most frequent or common at a certain time or in a certain place: took a poll to find the prevailing opinion. Prevalent suggests widespread existence or occurrence but does not imply predominance: a belief that was prevalent in the Middle Ages. Current often stresses the present time and is frequently applied to what is subject to frequent change: current psychoanalytic theories.
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But it would be no fair picture of Clifford's state of mind were we to represent him as continually or prevailingly wretched.
For the population and magistrates of London were prevailingly Puritan, and the great body of the Puritans, then as always, were strongly opposed to the theater as a frivolous and irreligious thing--an attitude for which the lives of the players and the character of many plays afforded, then as almost always, only too much reason.
The construction of "Hispanicity," in turn, was the virtual access card to "playing in the cathedral." This problematized version of Spanish hegemony and its discourses on race--which heretofore had been prevailingly unidirectional and essentialist--is one of the contributions of this monograph, which reshuffles priorities as it reconsiders the importance of musical activity in the cathedral as social action that allowed renegotiation of positions within a colonial system of castes, which, as the eighteenth century went on, started to show symptoms of destabilization.
In the year-ago report, the outlook for retail foodservice was prevailingly positive, with category sales soaring to approximately $34 billion.
Point estimates for the H exponent indicate that the underlying data-generating processes are prevailingly persistent, i.e.
SIR could also be helpful in demonstrating more accurately the degree of improvement that may have been obscured by the prevailingly low infection and utilization rates for the hospital where the QI projected was conducted.
JP: Post-war Slovakia was still a prevailingly agricultural state, while the Czech lands were industrially developed.
Stage 4 is marked by a mineral assemblage composed of quartz + antimony-lead-silver sulfosalt minerals (Figure 4(r)) that prevailingly include boulangerite and jamesonite, as well as minor bournonite, tetrahedrite, and andorite.
The withdrawal of funds from state authorities from the late 1970s can be traced to the hegemony of neoliberal ideology and its influence within Australian government networks...the withdrawal of funds for state housing authorities was of course presented as an economic necessity by the Commonwealth government, but it was a policy that prevailingly benefited the finance and real estate industry (Jacobs 2015: 58).
Among all these works, mechanical ball milling as a robust technology was prevailingly used to prepare CNT-reinforced MMC powders.
The summer--that is, prior to the start of the Ostrava Days, the largest contemporary music festival in the country--is a time when new works tend to be presented rather randomly, so as to somewhat enrich the programmes of the festivals that have prevailingly been very traditionally oriented.