pre·​dom·​i·​nant·​ly | \ pri-ˈdä-mə-nənt-lē How to pronounce predominantly (audio) , -ˈdäm-nənt- \

Definition of predominantly

: for the most part : mainly

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Examples of predominantly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Education In March, news broke that actors Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman were among dozens of wealthy, predominantly white parents who had bribed, cheated, and manipulated their children’s way into top universities across the country. Jenn M. Jackson, Teen Vogue, "What Marginalized Populations Need From Allies In Congress and the Media in 2020," 27 Dec. 2019 This section of the city is home to several predominantly white, wealthier neighborhoods like Fells Point and Canton, though there are large swaths of the quadrant that are more racially and economically diverse, including areas of deep poverty. Christine Zhang,, "Call 311 for a dirty alley in Baltimore? City’s response depends on where you live," 11 Dec. 2019 Code-switching has become a natural part of how underrepresented groups, particularly people of color, operate in a predominantly white workplace. Ellen Mcgirt, Fortune, "Can You Really Bring Your Whole Self to Work?," 4 Dec. 2019 At the very least, this would explain why residents in the Midwest, who live in predominantly white communities, are so interested in erecting a wall some 1,500 miles away. The Economist, "Within voting precincts, migration made little difference to Donald Trump’s vote," 25 Nov. 2019 But recently West appears to be receiving some input from predominantly white evangelicalists, including Adam Tyson, who teaches biblical counseling at Master's University in California and is pastor of a small Bible church there. Sarah Pulliam Bailey,, "How Kanye West put Joel Osteen’s prosperity gospel back under the spotlight," 21 Nov. 2019 Not all children so gracefully develop survival strategies that allow them to participate in predominantly white schools while also resisting and even transforming the culture. Dani Mcclain, The Atlantic, "What’s Lost When Black Children Are Socialized into a White World," 21 Nov. 2019 While the ceremony was predominantly white and green in palette, the couple settled on shades of peach, mauve, sand, cappuccino, and cream for their reception. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Top Model Devon Windsor Wed Alexis Co-Founder Jonathan Barbara in a Stunning Three-Day Wedding in St. Barths," 20 Nov. 2019 But the electorate looks much different in predominantly white Iowa compared with California, where Buttigieg is struggling to get Latino support — or find people who know his name. Joe Garofoli,, "California Democrats’ response to the newest presidential candidate: Meh," 16 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of predominantly

1829, in the meaning defined above

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8 Jan 2020

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“Predominantly.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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