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Man vs. Nature is the predominant theme of the film, and I always tried to go back to that imagery.
The predominant focus of cancer drug development today is on “targeted therapies” that are both innovative and lucrative.
The predominant school of thought holds that the markets are irrationally acting—and crashing—in response to the news.Let’s All Please Stop Overreacting to Bernanke’s Remarks|Daniel Gross|June 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In an election season in which the economy is the predominant issue, the report has assumed even greater importance.
Great discontent was the predominant feature of this expression.The Pools of Silence|H. de Vere Stacpoole
The predominant class is what one might call the gentleman-farmer, with the stress perhaps on “gentleman.”Down the Columbia|Lewis R. Freeman
This was not indeed the only, but it was the predominant and governing, interest of his life.Bacon|Richard William Church
In Bessarabia, Turks and Moldavians are the predominant population.The Ethnology of Europe|Robert Gordon Latham
End-of-line hyphens have been retained or removed based on the predominant usage elsewhere in the text.Peccavi|E. W. Hornung
1570s, from Middle French prédominant (14c.), from Medieval Latin *praedominantem (nominative praedominans), present participle of *praedominare, from Latin prae- "before" (see pre-) + dominari "to rule" (see dominate). Related: Predominantly.