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Word: preponderance

Definition: superiority of power, quantity, etc.; V. preponderate: be greater in power, weight, or importance; ADJ. preponderant


Sentences Containing 'preponderance'

Our continents seem to have been formed by a preponderance, during many oscillations of level, of the force of elevation.
During this, the coldest period, the lowlands under the equator must have been clothed with a mingled tropical and temperate vegetation, like that described by Hooker as growing luxuriantly at the height of from four to five thousand feet on the lower slopes of the Himalaya, but with perhaps a still greater preponderance of temperate forms.

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