Usage examples for predominant

  1. The predominant note of the scene was laughter. – Comrade Yetta by Albert Edwards
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. The ideal was predominant; zeal and youth, the white- hot gifts, were lavished at Blake's feet. – Max by Katherine Cecil Thurston
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. But these died away as the predominant thought of self- interest, and somewhat of that admiration for success which often seems like magnanimity in grasping minds, and something too of haughty exultation, that he stood a King's brother in the halls of his exile, came to chase away the more hostile and menacing feelings. – Harold, Book 10. The Last Of The Saxon Kings by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  9. 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
  10. Blue and yellow are his predominant colours. – Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton
  11. Amazement was, of course, predominant. – Selections From Poe by J. Montgomery Gambrill
  12. Worry was not exactly Varr's predominant emotion. – The Monk of Hambleton by Armstrong Livingston
  13. Heard a great deal about the Foullans, Foulahs, and Fellatahs, the predominant race in Soudan. – Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846 by James Richardson
  14. Their influence became almost predominant when the accession of the Severi lent them the support of a court that was half Syrian. – The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism by Franz Cumont
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. I have said the predominant idea in this Mpongwe school is the securing of material prosperity. – West African studies by Mary Henrietta Kingsley
  20. 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