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  • verb Present participle of predominate.


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  • But when a diagnosis is made of the composition of the human body and mind, in which the spirits of aggression, oppression and possession, with their attributes of envy, hatred and malice exist in what may be termed a predominating extent, there appears but little promise of any amelioration of the evil that is so devoutly desired.

    The Efficiency of the Canadian Militia for Defence 1914

  • The romantic feelings which I have described as predominating in my mind, naturally rested upon and associated themselves with these grand features of the landscape around me; and the historical incidents, or traditional legends connected with many of them, gave to my admiration a sort of intense impression of reverence, which at times made my heart feel too big for its bosom.

    Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Volume I (of 10) 1824

  • Most participants at the meeting saw "predominating" downside risks in the near term, mainly due to potential "adverse feedback effects" from rising unemployment weighing on consumer spending and mounting losses at financial institutions further tightening credit conditions.

    Raw Story 2009

  • Democracy is based on the idea of rational discussion about the best way forward for a country; a case could be made that any strong religious feeling, where it is the predominating element in a culture, makes democracy untenable.

    At last, Islam's appeasers may be on the run | Nick Cohen 2011

  • Productivity booms seem to involve four key ingredients: technological innovation; the willingness and ability of owners and corporate managers to reengineer the internal organization of their firms to take maximum advantage of those innovations; financial sector innovations tailored to the forms of business organization predominating at the time; and a skilled and flexible workforce.

    More on the Productivity Story, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty 2009

  • There would be a radical restructuring of health care, with the WalMart clinic model predominating.

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » Health Care Cost Control 2009

  • Weekends are the highlights at this medium-size venue, with electronic music predominating.

    Leo Pollock's 10 best clubs in Barcelona 2011

  • Butter and lamb fat were a key part of local cuisine, with olive oil predominating along the Mediterranean coast, where it was introduced originally by Greek settlers.

    The Reduced-Fat Diet Bruce Palling 2011

  • Even with fewer bearish bets, housing bulls aren't predominating in the options market, either.

    Bearish Housing Bets Near 15-Month Low Brendan Conway 2011

  • These are finished in warm colours, red predominating, and are combined with intelligent captions, clear graphics and thoughtful lighting.

    Ashmolean museum: the critic's view 2011


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