Usage examples for predominant

  1. This brief sketch of Audubon's boyhood shows the predominant traits of his character- his power of observation, the training of the eye and hand- that made him in manhood " the most distinguished of American ornithologists," 25 with so much scientific ardor and perseverance that no expedition seemed dangerous or solitude inaccessible when he was engaged in his favorite study. – Story Hour Readings: Seventh Year by E.C. Hartwell
  2. There is one very simple and useful rule in colour arrangements, and this is to make one tint largely predominant. – How to make rugs by Candace Wheeler
  3. Worry was not exactly Varr's predominant emotion. – The Monk of Hambleton by Armstrong Livingston
  4. The true artist thinks only of his art; for him it is not merely a predominant, but his sole interest. – The Empire of the East by H. B. Montgomery
  5. I have said the predominant idea in this Mpongwe school is the securing of material prosperity. – West African studies by Mary Henrietta Kingsley
  6. It was one among a great many, feeble and not predominant, occasioned by circumstances, and so fading when these disappeared. – Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers by Alexander Maclaren
  7. The predominant attribute of the Kaffir is vanity, an attribute which he possesses in common with all savages and most white men. – On the Heels of De Wet by The Intelligence Officer
  8. Blue and yellow are his predominant colours. – Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton
  9. As Bussy with a force of French troops was to remain with him as his protector, it seemed as though French influence was destined to remain predominant in Southern India. – Rulers of India: Lord Clive by George Bruce Malleson
  10. The conversion of the heathen was a predominant motive with Cortes in his expedition. – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas by Prescott, William Hickling
  11. And again of her husband: " It will be as hard to say which was the predominant virtue in him as which is so in its own nature." – Essays by Alice Meynell
  12. Elizabeth was often wild and foolish in school, but in Sunday school that older inner self was always predominant and she was as wise and well behaved as Noah Clegg himself. – 'Lizbeth of the Dale by Marian Keith
  13. The ideal was predominant; zeal and youth, the white- hot gifts, were lavished at Blake's feet. – Max by Katherine Cecil Thurston
  14. It had been a scene where heroic self- sacrifice, touching confidence, ingenuous love of duty, patriotism, and paternal affection upon one side; filial reverence, with a solemn regard for public duty and the highest interests of the people on the other, were supposed to be the predominant sentiments. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  15. Both it is probable had some influence in the matter, but I rather think that the latter feeling was predominant. – Lavengro The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest by George Borrow
  16. The predominant note of the scene was laughter. – Comrade Yetta by Albert Edwards