best part of something
Nearly all of something, the majority, as in The dentist was late; I waited for the best part of an hour. The adjective best here does not concern quality but quantity. [First half of 1500s] Also see better half, def. 1.
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Added to drinking water at concentrations of around one part per million, fluoride ions stick to dental plaque.
Something like fluoride, which is too small for normal filters, yanks away that feeling of agency.
Citizens, perhaps, need to feel like they can communicate something to science.
The best comparison here for an American audience is, well, Internet stuff.
Strangio is at his best when exposing what appears to be a flourishing civil society in Cambodia.
We resolved to do our best to merit the good opinion which we thus supposed them to entertain of us.
He remembered something—the cherished pose of being a man plunged fathoms-deep in business.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
There seems something in that also which I could spare only very reluctantly from a new Bible in the world.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
He is perplexed and hindered by the lack of soldiers, but is doing his best with his small forces.
On the upper part of the stem the whorls are very close together, but they are more widely separated at the lower portion.How to Know the Ferns|S. Leonard Bastin