preponderance

Definition: a state of having superior importance, numbers, influence, etc.

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The Canadian Commonwealth - By C. Agnes Laut
...The day that a preponderance of her population becomes urban instead of rural, that day a preponderance of her population must ask leave to live from some other man--must ask leave to work for some other man, must ask leave to put the collar of the industrial serf on the neck as the sign of labor owned by some other man ....
The Bachelor's Christmas and Other Stories - By Robert Grant
...The burden of proof was on those offering the will for probate, to show by a preponderance of the evidence that it had been duly executed; but the term preponderance of evidence did not necessarily mean numerical preponderance; the quality rather than the quantity should be taken into consideration ....
The Silent South - By George Washington Cable
...One would therefore look for a preponderance of blacks on the prison lists; and inasmuch as they arc a people only twenty years ago released from servile captivity, one would not be surprised to see that preponderance large ....
Treasure Island - By Robert Louis Stevenson, Louis Rhead
...But he was twice the man the rest were, and his last night 's victory had given him a huge preponderance on their minds ....
The Last of the Mohicans - By James Fenimore Cooper
...Close at their side stood Heyward, with an interest in both, that, at such a moment of intense uncertainty, scarcely knew a preponderance in favor of her whom he most loved ....
This Side of Paradise - By Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940, Francis Scott Fitzgerald
...`` Well--no, you have tremendous vanity, but it 'll amuse the people who notice its preponderance . "...
Of Human Bondage - By William Somerset Maugham
...The studio was much fuller than it had been in the morning, and there was not the preponderance of English and Americans; nor were women there in so large a proportion ....
Middlemarch - By George Eliot
...But I am constrained to take a view of the case which gives the preponderance to Mr. Farebrother 's claims ....
Ben-Hur - By Lew Wallace, Joseph Autier
...Very soon, as with the other contestants, it is made apparent that some of the drivers are more in favor than others; and then the discovery follows that nearly every individual on the benches, women and children as well as men, wears a color, most frequently a ribbon upon the breast or in the hair : now it is green, now yellow, now blue; but, searching the great body carefully, it is manifest that there is a preponderance of white, and scarlet and gold ....
The Magnificent Ambersons - By Booth Tarkington, Arthur William Brown, Doubleday, Page & Company, Country Life Press
...Strangely enough, his thoughts dwelt more upon the father than the daughter, though George could not possibly have given a reason--even to himself--for this disturbing preponderance ....
Barchester Towers - By Anthony Trollope, Michael Sadleir
...He could, however, and did allude with heavy denunciations to thejnactice of intoning in parish churches, although the practice was all but uriTcfTownlh the diocese; and from thence he came round to the undue preponderance, which he asserted, music had over meaning in the beautiful service which they had just...
Essays - By Ralph Waldo Emerson
...Not less conspicuous is the preponderance of nature over will in all practical life ....
The History of the Caliph Vathek - By William Beckford, Samuel Henley, Edward Denison Ross
...It is an established article of the Mussulman creed, that the actions of mankind are all weighed in a vast unerring balance, and the future condition of the agents determined according to the preponderance of evil or good ....
James Russell Lowell - By Horace Elisha Scudder
...If one examines the early numbers he is struck with the preponderance of imaginative literature and of that artistic ele -...
The Financier - By Theodore Dreiser, Harper & Brothers
...The fear she had originally felt as to the effect of her preponderance of years had been to some extent justified by the lapse of time ....
A Sheaf - By John Galsworthy
...Will not tKe first act of justice be the giving of the vote to women, on the same terms as to men--with, perhaps, some limitation of age to equalise numbers, since the preponderance of women is brought about mainly by the less dangerous nature of their lives ?...
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - By Arthur Conan Doyle
...The order of the English letters after E is by no means well marked, fcnd any preponderance which may be shown in an average of a printed sheet may be reversed in a single short sentence ....
The Responsibilities of the Novelist, and Other Literary Essays - By Frank Norris
...All this detracts from the preponderance of any one city, such as New York, as Literary dictator ....