in the minority

idiom

: being of a number less than half the total
Opponents of the new law appear to be in the minority.

Examples of in the minority in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But apparently, being a doctor who doesn't work on vacation puts me squarely in the minority of U.S. physicians. Mara Gordon, NPR, 4 May 2024 Joseph said the three sectors now in the minority were involved with a powerful member of Haiti’s private sector to gain the majority on the council with Leblanc. Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald, 2 May 2024 Two Republican senators, T.J. Shope and Shawnna Bolick, joined the 14 Democrats in the minority and the bill passed 16-14, over vocal GOP objection. Libby Cathey, ABC News, 1 May 2024 This puts Madison in the minority of Wisconsin police departments. Claire Reid, Journal Sentinel, 18 Apr. 2024 Even if the House passes a bill, the measure would be dead on arrival in the Senate where Republicans are in the minority. Jonathan Shorman, Kansas City Star, 18 Apr. 2024 Senate Republicans have been divided on how to best influence the process from their relatively powerless position in the minority; some have agitated for an opportunity to hold Democrats accountable for the record-breaking levels of migration at the southern U.S. border. Liz Goodwin, Washington Post, 16 Apr. 2024 The three justices in the minority — Justices Renatha Francis, Jamie R. Grosshans and Meredith L. Sasso — also directly addressed fetal rights in separate dissents. Patricia Mazzei, New York Times, 8 Apr. 2024 That puts them in the minority of counties in the country. Harriet Blair Rowan, The Mercury News, 14 Mar. 2024

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“In the minority.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20the%20minority. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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