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For the rest of the half, he was a dominant figure. Times, Sunday Times (2016)When one partner is dominant, less is expected of the submissive partner. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They are counting on being the dominant force by the general election in 2018 and may well try to engineer a snap election before then. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This imperative of determination, of collective commitment, becomes the dominant theme in the conversation. Times, Sunday Times (2016)December, the outlook is for the unusual weather to continue, and a weak and meandering jet stream with high pressure to remain the dominant force. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This other character is becoming a dominant force. The Sun (2009)What form of animal life would be dominant? Times, Sunday Times (2008)The green stalks of rice would be less dominant if the figure were centrally placed. Collins Complete Guide to Photography (1993)It meant he escaped the potentially dominant influence of a single teacher. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Let her feel the demands of being the dominant one. The Sun (2006)It does mean that we have experienced years and years of being a dominant culture. Christianity Today (2000)But it should not be allowed to become too dominant. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It was thought to be controlled by two dominant genes and you needed both. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The second change was that rock and pop music became the dominant form of popular music. Times, Sunday Times (2006)His was the dominant personality and influence on affairs. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He was absolutely dominant in that one area. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Democracy is compatible with a dominant religious culture. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Britain is on course for stronger growth in the final quarter after a surge in activity in the dominant services sector. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Wage labor became the dominant form. A Social History of Modern Spain (1991)They've got such a dominant position. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Humans have always been the dominant force in the relationship, but that could be changing. Times, Sunday Times (2015)And yes, his mother was clearly a dominant figure in his life. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But after a dominant first half, he faded after the interval. The Sun (2006)When price becomes so dominant in consumer thinking, the system gets distorted. Times, Sunday Times (2007)In a few cases, such diseases may be caused by a dominant gene. The Developing Child (7th edn.) (1995)For long periods in recent years, he has been the dominant force in the game. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The public sector has been dominant in the implementation of the GEAR project. Remaking Planning: the politics of urban change in the Thatcher years (1989)The company's dominant position has made it highly sought-after. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The dominant services sector, which accounts for twothirds of output, has also been unexpectedly weak. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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British English: dominant ADJECTIVE
Someone or something that is dominant is more powerful, successful, influential, or noticeable than other people or things.
...a change which would maintain the party's dominant position.
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