pre·​dom·​i·​nate·​ly | \pri-ˈdä-mə-nət-lē \

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Originally, researchers thought the moon formed predominately from material delivered by the impacting body and contained a much smaller component from the proto-Earth. Tereza Pultarova,, "Earth Likely Had Water Before Moon-Forming Smashup," 28 Mar. 2018 At Byck, with its predominately black student body, teachers average three years of experience and test scores are low. Mandy Mclaren, The Courier-Journal, "Black JCPS students tend to get novice teachers, analysis confirms," 23 June 2018 The crowd attending Paltrow’s summit continues to be predominately white affluent women dressed in athleisure. Andrea Mandell, USA TODAY, "Gwyneth Paltrow brings aerial yoga, trans talks and cryofacials to Goop health conference," 10 June 2018 But the study may not apply broadly because the research is predominately focused on middle-class and white families. Josh Magness, miamiherald, "Fighting parents can be unhealthy for kids — but a close brother or sister helps, study says," 25 June 2018 The audience was predominately female and overwhelmingly over the age of 35. USA TODAY, "'I Can Only Imagine' director: Movie industry 'dismissed' film prior to box office success," 20 Mar. 2018 The population of the predominately Muslim countries on this list make up about eight percent of the world's Muslim population. ... Joan Biskupic, CNN, "Key moments from the Supreme Court travel ban hearing," 25 Apr. 2018 And in Los Angeles, Airbnb activity did have a positive effect on restaurant hiring in predominately white and Hispanic neighborhoods, but not in predominantly black neighborhoods. Samantha Bomkamp,, "Airbnb boosts local economies, but not in black and Hispanic neighborhoods, study finds," 11 July 2018 However, anecdotal suggests that, for many Christians of color, Donald Trump’s election may have been a step back prompting some non-white evangelicals to leave multiracial or predominately-white congregations. Tara Isabella Burton, Vox, "Before Trump, churches were increasingly multiracial. What next?," 3 July 2018

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