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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The Church of God in Christ, a predominantly black Pentecostal denomination with more than six million members nationwide, is in the process of building a $20 million pregnancy center in Memphis. John Eligon, New York Times, "When ‘Black Lives Matter’ Is Invoked in the Abortion Debate," 6 July 2019 On Sunday, Washington stood before a predominantly black audience at the Boutwell Auditorium. Roy S. Johnson | Rjohnson@al.com, al.com, "Johnson: The silent faith behind the decision not to prosecute Marshae Jones," 4 July 2019 The statement came in response to a high school football event where the NAACP said some white students used the flag while attempting to intimidate players from a predominantly black school. Alexandra Olson, chicagotribune.com, "Is the Betsy Ross flag racist? Nike listened to Colin Kaepernick, but hate group monitors say no, conservatives push back.," 3 July 2019 The statement came in response to a high school football event where the NAACP said some white students used the flag while attempting to intimidate players from a predominantly black school. Washington Post, "Kaepernick stirs new controversy for Nike," 3 July 2019 The story follows Starr, a young black woman (Amandla Stenberg) who is torn between her low-income, predominantly black neighborhood and her affluent, mostly white prep school. Lindsey Byrnes, Marie Claire, "Sabrina Carpenter Is Ready for Act II," 28 June 2019 That means Louisville youths facing charges, who are predominantly black, will likely be shipped to one of six other detention centers across the state, some of which are more than 100 miles away. Darcy Costello, The Courier-Journal, "Analysis: The Louisville budget saves pools and a library, but here's where it will hurt," 26 June 2019 Drue described drag shows featuring predominantly black gay and trans queens that attracted visitors from all across town, including many straight people. Michael Waters, Smithsonian, "The Stonewall of the South That History Forgot," 25 June 2019 Even before the tensions in South Bend became news, Buttigieg’s campaign rallies and town halls in predominantly black neighborhoods around the country had attracted mostly white voters. Matt Pearce, latimes.com, "Black residents of South Bend unload on Mayor Pete Buttigieg," 23 June 2019

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First Known Use of predominantly

1829, in the meaning defined above

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