pre·​dom·​i·​nate·​ly | \ pri-ˈdä-mə-nət-lē How to pronounce predominately (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Black businessman Horatio Thomas sold gas at cost to the boycott participants, and a predominately white radio station encouraged black residents to boycott and offered carpools. Lauren M. Johnson, CNN, "Louisiana unveils civil rights markers honoring the courage of activists and the places they organized and boycotted for change," 8 May 2021 Hayes still lives in the house her father built in Boxtown, a predominately Black neighborhood in Memphis with railway tracks running through the center. ABC News, "'This is environmental racism': Black community in Memphis resists proposed crude oil pipeline," 17 Apr. 2021 Tony Gillespie, vice president of public policy and engagement for the Indiana Minority Health Coalition said a community outreach event is in the works right now for predominately Black neighborhoods in Lake County. Natalia E. Contreras, The Indianapolis Star, "J&J vaccine pause: How Black and Latino community advocates are fighting mistrust," 14 Apr. 2021 Atlanta is a predominately black metropolitan city that is being punished financially by Major League Baseball pandering to civil rights groups. Los Angeles Times, "Letters to sports: Trojans could go only so far in the tournament," 3 Apr. 2021 The first grant the Hispanic Health Council received from the NIMH helped discover and investigate women, who were predominately Latina, who were sterilized after one or two children. Jessika Harkay,, "Maria Borrero, who improved health care access for Latinos in Hartford and beyond, dies at 70," 26 Mar. 2021 Alexander’s obfuscates real issues of violent crime in order to argue that incarceration rates for minorities are predominately, if not exclusively, based on race. Roger J. Maxwell, National Review, "Woke Books Have No Place in U.S. Navy Training," 14 Mar. 2021 Other Louisville area drivers paying more for car insurance lie in predominately Black neighborhoods, like Park DuValle and Shively, among others. Ben Tobin, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville’s auto insurance rates have fallen. Here’s what you need to know," 9 Mar. 2021 After Publix was made the sole distributor of vaccines in Palm Beach County in late January, the mayors of predominately Black farming communities in the area urged the governor to reconsider, and the state set up a vaccine station shortly after. Bobby Caina Calvan And Adriana Gomez Licon, Star Tribune, "Florida governor faces growing claims of vaccine favoritism," 4 Mar. 2021

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1594, in the meaning defined above

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15 May 2021

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“Predominately.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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