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There is always an element of mystery about why one form of a sport becomes predominant. Times, Sunday Times (2012)In addition, women took a predominant role in subsistence activities. Macrosociology: An Introduction to Human Societies (1995)But as the diaries go on, booze and boredom become predominant themes. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The cost of remaining the world's predominant power is not prohibitive. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We value certain buildings for their ability to rebalance our misshapen natures and encourage emotions which our predominant commitments force us to sacrifice. Christianity Today (2000)They will rapidly replace the susceptible strains to become the predominant form within the body's overall bacterial population. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The former England manager divides opinions in his homeland but the predominant emotions were sympathy and a degree of bemusement. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Attacking it from another angle, there are physical ways of moving that signal the character of the person and his predominant emotions. Fools Rush In - A Call to Christian Clowning (1993)Does it not seem strange that arguably the most predominant form - blues music - is persistently ignored? Times, Sunday Times (2007)The political influence of the farming lobby has been a predominant influence in land-use planning in postwar Britain. Rural Land-Use Planning in Developed Nations (1989)Indeed, they doubt whether it can afford to continue playing in any part of the world the predominant role that it has played in the past. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Reading and writing did not become the predominant method of sharing information until the spread of universal compulsory schooling, which is much more recent than printing. Times, Sunday Times (2009)In Turkmenistan, the predominant colour is green and the look is topped off with a natty beret and biker boots. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The theme of aviation, the macho thrill and physical danger of flight and speed, and the engagement with technology are predominant themes. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)
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British English: predominant ADJECTIVE
If something is predominant, it is more important or noticeable than anything else in a set of people or things.
Her predominant emotion was confusion.
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