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

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The military was predominately responsible for overthrowing dictator Marcos Perez Jimenez in 1958 and under the constitution holds no allegiance to any political party or ideology. Fabiola Sanchez, The Seattle Times, "AP Explains: Venezuela opposition’s fight to win over troops," 20 Feb. 2019 Create a predominately white or cream color palette. Cathy Hobbs, The Seattle Times, "Snowbound? It’s a great time to get hygge," 11 Feb. 2019 Trump, who offered three iterations of the ban, had restricted travel from eight nations, six of them predominately Muslim: Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad, Venezuela and North Korea. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, "Reactions to Supreme Court travel ban ruling reflect America's divide," 26 June 2018 In addition, some of the border areas, including the Syrian town of Kobane, have predominately Kurdish populations, who would presumably resist being asked to withdraw. John Hudson, The Seattle Times, "Trump’s vow to ‘devastate’ Turkey’s economy rattles negotiations over Syria," 14 Jan. 2019 Ada is a predominately white community, and this is not the first true-crime documentary set in a white milieu. Taylor Antrim, Vogue, "Is the True-Crime Fever Breaking? Watching Netflix’s John Grisham Documentary The Innocent Man," 14 Dec. 2018 Five countries, five predominately Muslim countries are on this list. Joan Biskupic, CNN, "Key moments from the Supreme Court travel ban hearing," 25 Apr. 2018 But these are the outliers, not the rule: the week the Emmys aired, the Nielsen ratings for television surveyed predominately white storylines, and football. Ella Cerón, Teen Vogue, "The 2018 Emmys Had a Diversity Problem Because Hollywood Still Isn't Inclusive," 18 Sep. 2018 Though most of its dialogue is in English, and its lead cast is predominately English-speaking, its locations are all Asian — not wholly unlike Skyscraper, as well as the Pacific Rim movies. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Jason Statham and a colossal shark can’t save The Meg from a lifeless existence," 9 Aug. 2018

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1594, in the meaning defined above

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