the great majority of

idiom

: most : almost all
He is supported by the great majority of voters.

Examples of the great majority of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Traditionally, the great majority of revenue for U.S. news organizations came from advertising. Chris Duffy, Twin Cities, 13 June 2024 Nuclear power in the United States has been rendered terminally expensive, yet its technology is essentially the same as the great majority of the 450 nuclear power reactors operating worldwide. Armond Cohen, Foreign Affairs, 3 Nov. 2021 The federal government is paralyzed by far-right and far-left politicians and their followers who stand screaming epitaphs at each other, while the great majority of Americans in the middle are too cowed to tell them to sit down and shut up so more reasonable people can get something done. Chris Roemer, Baltimore Sun, 17 Feb. 2024 In an email to the Miami Herald, Stub Hub said the great majority of sellers for Swift’s Eras Tour, about 83%, were first-time sellers. Howard Cohen, Miami Herald, 10 Apr. 2024 The palms had made up the great majority of Rapa Nui’s tree cover, some 16 million trees that blanketed about 70 percent of the island. Daniel Lewis, Smithsonian Magazine, 26 Mar. 2024 The foundation loaned out the great majority of the vehicles featured in the exhibition. Brett Berk, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 Mar. 2024 That would have torched everyone’s equity and for a lot of our employees that’s the great majority of their wealth. Byeleanor Pringle, Fortune, 17 Jan. 2024 Historically, Boeing was vertically integrated - the great majority of product development and manufacturing was done in-house. Steve Banker, Forbes, 12 Feb. 2024

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“The great majority of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20great%20majority%20of. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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