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But for shows that are predominantly acrobatics, often the majority of the performers are Russian.
They had feared ISIS fighters and their Sunni allies would unleash a massacre of the predominantly Shiite townsfolk.
Instead, the predominantly Shia government decided to let Al Gharawi go.The Monster of Mosul: How a Sadistic General Helped ISIS Win|Andrew Slater|June 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Not that long ago, the gun issue was predominantly viewed through the lens of law and order.Money and Guns: How We Escape Our Existential Dread|James Poulos|April 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But 10,000 lifers have committed nonviolent offenses, predominantly drug- and property-related offenses, the report found.New Sentencing Project Report Reveals Scary Increase in Life Sentences|Eliza Shapiro|September 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The one is the sphere of the American man; the other, at least predominantly, of the American woman.Winds Of Doctrine|George Santayana
Soils that form in arid climates are predominantly mineral soils with low organic content.Deserts|A. S. Walker
Although the universe in which Man lived was predominantly dexter—arbitrarily so designated—it was not completely so.Psichopath|Gordon Randall Garrett
Only where increase of some one is predominantly advantageous does the means seem adequate to the end.Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I|Herbert Spencer
East Riding, as we should expect, has predominantly Danish names.Scandinavian influence on Southern Lowland Scotch|George Tobias Flom
British Dictionary definitions for predominantly (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for predominantly (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for predominantly
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.