the bulk


: most of something : the largest part of something
We spent the bulk of the summer at the beach.
The great bulk of these people are extremely poor.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Next up, Elon Musk is continuing to lay off dozens of employees at Twitter, despite claiming last November that the bulk of the firings were over. Verge Staff, The Verge, 22 Feb. 2023 That payout looked even more generous as the company’s stock price melted down further on concerns about its competitive position and the sinking market for PC sales that still drives the bulk of the company’s chip sales. Dan Gallagher, WSJ, 22 Feb. 2023 While the bulk of Putin’s remarks were directed at a domestic audience, his blockbuster finish was aimed abroad. Robyn Dixon, Washington Post, 21 Feb. 2023 This is a win-win of quality and quantity, as the bulk of high-quality content is designed to be repurposed in various ways. Caroline Petersen, Forbes, 21 Feb. 2023 Nowadays, the bulk of the battles are between the brothers at basketball practice. Brad Joyal,, 20 Feb. 2023 Atop that, the new courts and police patrols would serve neighborhoods that contain the bulk of Jackson’s white population. Michael Wines, New York Times, 20 Feb. 2023 In neighboring Syria, already shattered by more than a decade of civil war, the bulk of fatalities have been in the northwest, an area controlled by insurgents who are at war with President Bashar al-Assad. Leila Sackur, NBC News, 18 Feb. 2023 Russian attacks usually target the south and east, where the bulk of the fighting is centered. John Bacon, USA TODAY, 17 Feb. 2023 See More

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“The bulk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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