Usage examples for dominant

  1. Perseverance, however, was the dominant feature of Count Zeppelin's character; he refused to be beaten. – The Mastery of the Air by William J. Claxton
  2. In presenting that which has been dominant for the last two or three thousand years, two thousand, perhaps, speaking roughly, I am quite well aware that I shall have to seem to tell you what you perfectly well know, what I have said on other occasions; but it is necessary for me to run over it, and I will do so as briefly as I can, setting it before you in outline as a whole, so that you may see it in contrast with the other theory which I shall then endeavor to set forth also as a whole. – Our Unitarian Gospel by Minot Savage
  3. But whatever might have been the dominant interest of the young ladies, " Master Hale" was quite as practical in his teaching in the early hours of the day as with the boys in the later classes. – Nathan Hale by Jean Christie Root
  4. On the other hand, when we come to examine the words of barbarian origin, we find that they relate to the character of the dominant race and their rule over the natives. – Roumania Past and Present by James Samuelson
  5. If she could only get her arms about his neck she could win and hold him, and, what was far more important, she could conquer herself, for great as she knew her love to be, she was fully aware of the hold her ambition had upon her and she dreaded lest that influence should become dominant in this hour. – The Doctor A Tale Of The Rockies by Ralph Connor
  6. The spirit of knowledge, once released from its imprisonment, became a dominant power in the world, and as time went on the people demanded a voice in the management of affairs. – Daybreak: A Romance of an Old World by James Cowan
  7. But he was alive, and life was a reality to him, the will to live a dominant force. – The Hidden Places by Bertrand W. Sinclair
  8. I have to keep her in order in that respect, said Jake Bolton with a sudden smile that swept all the somewhat dominant lines from his face. – Charles Rex by Ethel M. Dell
  9. These are the dominant marks of our era. – Studies in Literature by John Morley
  10. Pilate seems caught by the great spirit of Jesus dominant under such treatment. – Quiet Talks about Jesus by S. D. Gordon
  11. In the case of Ireland this is the inevitable result of the method of choosing, because elections occur only one at a time on the death of a representative peer, and his successor is always taken from the dominant- that is, the Unionist- party. – The Government of England (Vol. I) by A. Lawrence Lowell
  12. We should not fail to build upon another dominant note in the Odyssey much that we should like the children to have- the note of home and home- coming, the hearth- stone, and the sheltering roof. – Literature in the Elementary School by Porter Lander MacClintock
  13. The difficulty that troubles him is the origin of a dominant character. – Hormones and Heredity by J. T. Cunningham
  14. Do not the records of these old- world civilisations show us the dominant position of the mother in relation to the life of the race? – The Truth About Woman by C. Gasquoine Hartley
  15. The House of Commons, having been elected while the Presbyterians were dominant, by no means represented the general sense of the people. – The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 1 (of 5) by Thomas Babington Macaulay
  16. The need of phosphoric acid is so common that it is the sole plant- food in much fertilizer, and the dominant element in practically all the remainder on the market. – Crops and Methods for Soil Improvement by Alva Agee
  17. The dominant expression of Mensmore's face as he sat and listened was one of disappointment. – A Mysterious Disappearance by Gordon Holmes
  18. With the largest freedom of thought that must always be where there are strong men, yet there must of necessity be the one dominant will if the administration is to be a powerful one. – Quiet Talks on Service by S. D. Gordon
  19. And yet acknowledged power would have been sweet to that dominant spirit. – Emily Brontë by A. Mary F. (Agnes Mary Frances) Robinson