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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Brown’s recurring evocation of a predominantly rural landscape and the people who inhabit those places positions him firmly within the tradition of poetic Americana as originated by D.W. Griffith and perfected by John Ford. Scott Eyman, WSJ, "‘Clarence Brown’ Review: More Than a Company Man," 19 Oct. 2018 The mail bombings were quickly followed by the murders of two Black shoppers at a Kroger in Kansas by a man who had been heard making racist remarks and had reportedly tried to enter a predominantly Black church before going to Kroger. Bree Newsome, SELF, "The 2018 Midterm Elections Proved That Change Must Happen from the Ground Up," 15 Nov. 2018 The schools today serve predominantly Latino and black students. Russell Contreras, The Seattle Times, "Wounded RFK aide from shooting still pushing RFK legacy," 3 June 2018 The schools today serve predominantly Latino and black students. Washington Post, "Wounded RFK aide from shooting still pushing RFK legacy," 3 June 2018 Guevara, who retired more than a decade ago, has faced dozens of allegations of framing or beating confessions out of suspects during his time as a detective in a predominantly Latino neighborhood on the city’s Northwest Side. Aamer Madhani, USA TODAY, "Chicago men who spent combined 45 years in prison get murder charges vacated," 30 Apr. 2018 In Phoenix, parts of the city were gripped by fear in 2015 and 2016, when a serial killer allegedly gunned down nine people in a predominantly Latino neighborhood. Russell Gold, WSJ, "Life Among the Bombs: Austin Tries to Stick to Routine," 20 Mar. 2018 Proponents of busing to reduce educational inequality believed his findings about the better educational achievement of black children in predominantly white classrooms justified their preferred policy. Jackson Toby, WSJ, "Left-Wing Politics and the Decline of Sociology," 25 Jan. 2019 The hostages were brought aboard motorboats to the gunmen's jungle hideout in Sulu, a poor, predominantly Muslim province in the southern Philippines where the Abu Sayyaf has had a presence since the late 1980s, security officials said. Jim Gomez, Fox News, "Militants free 3 Indonesian hostages in southern Philippines," 16 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of predominantly

1829, in the meaning defined above

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