predominately

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

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Recent Examples on the Web But despite disagreements, the result has been the formation of two groups that are focused on advocating for the Black community in Portland, which Chase said has been disconnected in the predominately White city. Madeline Holcombe, CNN, "Wall of Moms may have imploded but Black-led groups are picking up where it left off in Portland," 8 Sep. 2020 O’Rourke acknowledges in his statement that the change predominately affects Roman Catholics. Peter Aitken, Fox News, "Navy reportedly cancels Catholic Masses at area bases, other religious services continue," 6 Sep. 2020 O’Rourke acknowledges in his statement that the change predominately affects Roman Catholics. Andrew Dyer, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Navy cancels Catholic Masses at area bases while other religious services continue," 5 Sep. 2020 For better educational opportunities, my father drove me and my sister to a predominately White elementary school out of our neighborhood. Katherine Thompson, Fortune, "Why I’ve decided to stop playing the ‘safe’ Black professional role in corporate America," 28 Aug. 2020 Dumba added that in a predominately white league, the burden lays on non-persons of color to lead the change. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, "'Disheartening': NHL forges ahead Wednesday as teams in other pro leagues protest Jacob Blake shooting," 27 Aug. 2020 The flood-prone area later became a predominately Black slum. Rebecca Lurye, courant.com, "Hartford to rename Columbus Boulevard, possibly for local civil rights leader Frank T. Simpson," 18 Aug. 2020 On the other hand, for many wealthy and predominately white Americans, the pandemic is mostly invisible. Libby Watson, The New Republic, "The Real Pandemic Gap Is Between the Comfortable and the Afflicted," 14 Aug. 2020 Design and architecture are not exempt from these conversations, especially as a field that’s predominately white. Carly Olson, House Beautiful, "Is the Term “Master Bedroom” Politically Incorrect?," 28 July 2020

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1594, in the meaning defined above

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11 Sep 2020

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“Predominately.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/predominately. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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