American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having superior weight, force, importance, or influence. See Synonyms at dominant.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Outweighing; preponderating; superior in weight, force, efficiency, or influence; predominant; prevalent.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Preponderating; outweighing; overbalancing; -- used literally and figuratively
- adj. having superior power and influence
“Gertzman argues that moral reformers during this period were “correct to claim that the traffic in ‘pornography’ was vigorous in the 1920s and 1930s, and that Jews were preponderant as distributors of gallantiana erotic fiction, avant-garde sexually explicit novels, sex pulps, sexology, and the most flagitious materials.””
“As an archipelagic state, Indonesia is understandably wary of China becoming the preponderant maritime power in the Asia Pacific.”
“• From Genesis to Revelation, the preponderant biblical voice condemns the vast disparities of poverty and wealth that conservative policies cause and actively maintain.”
“The preponderant bulk of the federal budget is in military spending, Social Security and interest on the national debt.”
“But this is the issue where either the United States will remain the preponderant presence in the Middle East, or we will be forced out by mullahs with nuclear weapons.”
“The government is becoming more and more preponderant in the economy in recent years, more than even 10 years ago.”
“And above all Fascism denies that class-war can be the preponderant force in the transformation of society ….”
“Mr. Hochschild's failure to present the preponderant judgment at the time is a way of further stacking the deck.”
“Secondly, a nation's greatest strength - preponderant military power - is in counterinsurgency its greatest weakness, especially when it engenders hubris and an unwillingness to change.”
“Only such an approach to institutionalized greed and corruption can allay fears that the leaders of another seemingly populist ideology will not simply take their preponderant cut.”
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