Examples of mainly in a Sentence
you mainly need to focus on improving your golf swing
Recent Examples of mainly from the Web
During the Thirty Years War, fought mainly between Protestant and Catholic states, 8m people died.
The Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986 allocated funds to build new prisons to house addicts and sellers but mainly just introduced mandatory-minimum sentencing that imposed incredibly tough sentences on crack users — who were mostly black.
Most wall surfaces in the seating bowl were painted navy blue, and new lights have been fine-tuned to focus mainly on the court area.
It‘s a memoir mainly about raising their three children, Don Jr., Ivanka, and Eric.
Leaves are eaten mainly by insects that in turn are eaten by other creatures.
Unfortunately, one slide, out of 77, taken out of context, has sparked controversy, mainly on social media surrounding the entire program.
BA Executive Chef Mary Nolan’s favorite season is summer, mainly due to beautiful ingredients that are available and in their prime during these months.
The city's black residents live mainly on the city's south and west sides, where the bulk of the city's shootings occur.
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First Known Use of mainly
Synonymsaltogether, basically, by and large, generally, largely, chiefly, mostly, overall, predominantly, primarily, principally, substantially
Related Wordsabout, more or less, most, much, near, nearly, next to, nigh, practically, some, virtually, well-nigh; approximately, broadly, plus or minus, roughly; commonly, frequently, generally, normally, ordinarily, typically, usually; incompletely, partially, partly, rather, somewhat
Near Antonymscompletely, entirely, fully, perfectly, thoroughly, totally, wholly; barely, hardly, just, marginally, minimally, scarcely; absolutely, categorically, unqualifiedly
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