Definition of 'mainly'
Example sentences containing 'mainly'
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Mainly the people who run our lives and the entertainers. The Sun (2016)The pressure group, comprised mainly of grandmothers and mothers, prides itself on safeguarding the health of future generations and the planet. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I was still self-harming, mainly cutting. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Mainly I think people are just taking their time to readjust, following a long period of uncertainty. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They were mainly blue with some red bits. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They are mainly used socially but will increasingly be business tools. Times, Sunday Times (2007)These small groups are mainly family flocks. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This old quarter remains mainly intact and well worth exploring. The Wine Roads of France (1989)They make a brilliant yellow splash while the countryside is still mainly bare. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They are at their best in summer and used mainly as a garnish. Food Watch (1994)The workforce is made up of mainly older women or migrant workers. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The world will still run mainly on fossil fuels. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The push kick is mainly used from your front leg. The Sun (2012)It is just a little hairdressers that seems to mainly do older ladies. The Sun (2011)They live mainly in Hawaii and have three young daughters. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They are mainly blue and grey, with a noticeable white chin. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is considered a serious threat to a small number of people, mainly women. Times, Sunday Times (2016)About 300 mainly young people die as a result of using illegal drugs each year. Taking Drugs Seriously (1994)Yet he is being expected to do it with a group of players mainly brought in by previous managers to play a different style. The Sun (2014)We mainly lived on Mars bars. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We live mainly in Switzerland now. Times, Sunday Times (2009)And I would imagine that what trade there was was mainly in the blue chips. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'mainly'
British English: mainly /ˈmeɪnlɪ/ ADVERB
You use mainly to say that a statement is true in most cases or to a large extent.
The staff were mainly foreign.
- American English: mainly
- Arabic: إِلَىَ حَدٍ كَبِيرٍ
- Brazilian Portuguese: principalmente
- Chinese: 大体上
- Croatian: uglavnom
- Czech: hlavně
- Danish: hovedsaglig
- Dutch: voornamelijk
- European Spanish: principalmente
- Finnish: lähinnä
- French: principalement
- German: hauptsächlich
- Greek: κυρίως
- Italian: principalmente
- Japanese: 主に
- Korean: 주로
- Norwegian: hovedsakelig
- Polish: głównie
- European Portuguese: principalmente
- Romanian: în principal
- Russian: главным образом
- Spanish: principalmente
- Swedish: huvudsakligen
- Thai: โดยส่วนใหญ่
- Turkish: başlıca
- Ukrainian: головним чином
- Vietnamese: chủ yếu
Definition of mainly from the Collins English Dictionary
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