Usage examples for predominantly

  1. The building up of religious institutions in the new regions of the West, and the participation of the churches of the country in missions, wear predominantly this cast. – Edward Caldwell Moore Outline of the History of Christian Thought Since Kant by Edward Moore
  2. He was considerably past the Ulleran prime of life- seventy or eighty, to judge from the worn appearance of his opal teeth, the color of his skin, and the predominantly reddish tint of his quartz- speckles. – Uller Uprising by Henry Beam Piper, John D. Clark and John F. Carr
  3. It was predominantly blue. – The Players by Everett B. Cole
  4. Still the flora outside the Hills and the submontane tract is predominantly of the desert type, being xerophilous or drought- resisting. – The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir by Sir James McCrone Douie
  5. Only where increase of some one is predominantly advantageous does the means seem adequate to the end. – Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I by Herbert Spencer
  6. To us a more predominantly Teutonic stock and an insular position have given a more independent and unique character, history, and constitution. – The Unity of Civilization by Various
  7. He was never defeated in any of his races for the Legislature, which spoke well for a Democrat running in a predominantly Republican district. – Epistles-from-Pap-Letters-from-the-man-known-as-The-Will-Rogers-of-Indiana by Durham, Andrew Everett
  8. And we know this not in the obvious sense of expecting his verse to be predominantly musical; but in the more important sense of desiring to take a man seriously who declares for anything 'avant toute chose. – Aspects of Literature by J. Middleton Murry
  9. In the middle of the Carboniferous, when Europe is predominantly a flat, low- lying land, largely submerged, a chain of mountains begins to rise across its central part. – The Story of Evolution by Joseph McCabe
  10. The people of Bornu had a large infiltration of Berber blood, but were predominantly Negro. – The Negro by W.E.B. Du Bois
  11. His extraordinary influence in the recent past is not due to any supreme originality or fertility of mind; it is predominantly due to his eagle- winged imagination. – Prophets of Dissent Essays on Maeterlinck, Strindberg, Nietzsche and Tolstoy by Otto Heller
  12. Though we shall uncover many defects, it should be remembered that we are predominantly a normal, healthy, prosperous people. – Problems in American Democracy by Thames Ross Williamson
  13. Darwin's main thesis was that the method of preparation is predominantly by natural selection. – Darwin and Modern Science by A.C. Seward and Others
  14. As we saw, the Primary Era was predominantly the age of Cryptogams; the later periods witness the rise and supremacy of the Phanerogams. – The Story of Evolution by Joseph McCabe
  15. But more centralized political units and predominantly " horizontal" organizations, such as age- grade and soldier societies, were more weakly developed than among many other tribes of the northern Plains. – Shoshone-Bannock Subsistence and Society by Robert F. Murphy Yolanda Murphy
  16. From their seizure of Rhodes, in 1310, they became predominantly seamen, whose flag, with its eight- pointed cross, struck terror into every infidel heart. – Knights of Malta, 1523-1798 by R. Cohen
  17. For these, the energy, power and passion of the soul, though they may be perverted, are in themselves elements of perfection; and so, even in their perversion or their combination with moral deformity, they retain their value, they are not simply ugly or horrible, but appeal through emotions predominantly painful to the same love of the ideal which is directly satisfied by pictures of goodness and beauty. – Oxford Lectures on Poetry by Andrew Cecil Bradley
  18. Whenever the narrative begins to expand it is plain that the interest of the author is predominantly and almost exclusively religious; in other words, his aim is to write not a political, but an ecclesiastical history. – Introduction to the Old Testament by John Edgar McFadyen
  19. Although the universe in which Man lived was predominantly dexter- arbitrarily so designated- it was not completely so. – Psichopath by Gordon Randall Garrett