predominantly

adverb
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 By executive pen, he's rejoined the Paris Agreement on climate, ended Trump's travel ban from predominantly Muslim countries, canceled the Keystone XL Pipeline's permit and ended the nation's withdrawal from the World Health Organization. Joey Garrison, USA TODAY, "Daily routine and a script are back in the Biden White House but how long can it last?," 31 Jan. 2021 Biden also issued executive orders reversing some of former President Donald Trump's immigration policies, such as halting work on a U.S.-Mexico border wall and lifting a travel ban on people from several predominantly Muslim countries. Gisela Salomon, Star Tribune, "Immigrants cheered by possible citizenship path under Biden," 20 Jan. 2021 Biden is expected to take swift executive actions to reverse other Trump immigration actions, including an end to the prohibition on arrivals from several predominantly Muslim countries. Lisa Mascaro, Anchorage Daily News, "Biden to propose 8-year path to citizenship for immigrants without legal status," 19 Jan. 2021 Biden is expected to take swift executive actions to reverse other Trump immigration actions, including an end to the prohibition on arrivals from several predominantly Muslim countries. The Associated Press, NOLA.com, "Joe Biden to propose 8-year citizenship path for immigrants," 19 Jan. 2021 Trump’s ban on travel to the U.S. from a number of predominantly Muslim nations. Bob Egelko, SFChronicle.com, "Trump can bar immigrants who can’t afford health insurance, court rules," 31 Dec. 2020 China’s policies in Xinjiang, home to the Uighurs and other predominantly Muslim ethnic groups, have become a major point of division with the U.S. and other Western nations over alleged human rights violations. Bloomberg.com, "China Signals No Let-up in Xinjiang Crackdown as It Aims to Address Roots of Extremism," 21 Dec. 2020 Morocco has become the fourth predominantly Muslim country to normalize relations with Israel in a U.S.-brokered deal. NBC News, "Israel, Morocco agree to normalize relations in U.S.-brokered deal," 10 Dec. 2020 The incoming administration also intends to rescind Mr. Trump's travel and immigration restrictions on 13 mostly African or predominantly Muslim countries. Stefan Becket, Melissa Quinn, CBS News, "Trump and Biden pause to mark Veterans Day," 12 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of predominantly

1829, in the meaning defined above

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“Predominantly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/predominantly. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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