in the majority


: being of a number greater than half the total
Supporters of the new law appear to be in the majority.

Examples of in the majority in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Milwaukee, the challenge of energy affordability is felt most keenly in the majority Black neighborhoods north of North Avenue between North 35th and North Holton streets, who on average pay 7% to 9% of their monthly income to heat their homes and keep the lights on. Karl Ebert, Journal Sentinel, 16 Apr. 2024 The decision was 4-2, with Justices John R. Lopez IV, Clint Bolick, James P. Beene and Kathryn H. King in the majority. Ray Stern, The Arizona Republic, 9 Apr. 2024 Chief Judge Priscilla Richman, an appointee of former President George W. Bush, and Irma Carrillo Ramirez, an appointee of President Joe Biden, were in the majority in issuing a pause on the law. USA TODAY, 20 Mar. 2024 All these people are using streetwear in the majority of their collections. Alyson Zetta Williams, Los Angeles Times, 15 Mar. 2024 The proposal to introduce a 13th annual payout to pensioners was supported by 58.2% of the electorate and also met the additional requirement of being passed in the majority of Switzerland’s cantons. Bastian Benrath, Fortune Europe, 3 Mar. 2024 If approved, passage of the continuing resolution would be a less-than-triumphant capstone to the House GOP’s first year in the majority. Stephen Groves, Fortune, 14 Nov. 2023 Laboratory analyses have uncovered traces of the pesticide fipronil— banned in the EU and restricted in the United States and China— in the majority of the dead insects. Daphne Ewing-Chow, Forbes, 29 Feb. 2024 Despite Indiana's reputation as a low cost-of-living state, its health care costs rank higher than in the majority of other states, according to recent surveys. Binghui Huang, The Indianapolis Star, 28 Feb. 2024

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“In the majority.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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