Examples of preponderance in a Sentence
not since Rome in its glory days had a nation enjoyed such overwhelming military preponderance
a preponderance of the evidence points to the guilt of the defendant
Recent Examples of preponderance from the Web
The most controversial part of the Obama-era guidance was that the outcome of investigations should rely on the preponderance of the evidence in each case to determine guilt.
That leaves a preponderance of production, and experience, to replace on the back end of the defense for next season, particularly at safety, where the Tigers also lose Nick Ruffin and Jason Smith.
There are too many stores and a confounding preponderance of malls, which all smell alarmingly similar - drenched in Cinnabon and Aunt Annie's pretzels with a base note of failure.
And a preponderance of pundits have been predicting where Amazon will set up shop, each weighing Amazon’s stated needs against a location’s public transportation, airport accessibility, available space, number of college graduates and other factors.
The preponderance of evidence is considered the lowest degree of evidence necessary to establish proof, which empowers women to name rapists.
Thank a preponderance of ATMs in ubiquitous konbini (convenience stores), safe cities where people are happy to carry wads of cash, and wariness about handing over personal data.
Most of us have had our flirtations with CrossFit, and have ultimately bailed on it due to injury or expense (or in my case, a preponderance of Milo bros talking politics too loudly).
Many colleges resisted, arguing that the preponderance-of-evidence standard was too low a bar and would invite false accusations.
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First Known Use of preponderance
Synonymsdistinction, dominance, noteworthiness, paramountcy, preeminence, eminence, preponderancy, prepotency, prestigiousness, primacy, superiority, supremacy, transcendence
Related Wordscelebrity, fame, famousness, glory, honor, kudos, renown, reputation, repute; megastardom, stardom, superstardom; greatness, illustriousness, nobleness, notableness; ascendance (also ascendence), ascendancy (also ascendency), authority, domination, dominion; influence, power, prestige, weight; infamy, notoriety
Near Antonymsinsignificance; inferiority, mediocrity; obscureness, obscurity
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