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

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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 The predominately Irish and Jewish district of my early years is now majority-minority, a fact Ocasio-Cortez emphasized in her vibrant videos and at every appearance. Andrea Mitchell /, NBC News, "The Bronx of the 1950s could not have imagined Ocasio-Cortez's political victory," 27 June 2018 At Bloom, with its predominately white student body, the teachers average 18 years of experience and the test scores are high. Mandy Mclaren, The Courier-Journal, "Black JCPS students tend to get novice teachers, analysis confirms," 23 June 2018 The fast-moving series of events recalled the hectic early days of the Trump administration, when Trump signed an executive order barring people from entering the country from seven predominately Muslim countries. Gregory Korte, USA TODAY, "Another chaotic week: How Trump scrambled to address border crisis," 22 June 2018

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1594, in the meaning defined above

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