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synonyms for chiefly

  • especially
  • essentially
  • largely
  • mostly
  • predominantly
  • principally
  • mainly
  • primarily
  • above all
  • in general
  • in the first place
  • in the main
  • on the whole
  • overall
  • usually
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And, at the moment, most of that energy comes from nonrenewable sources, chiefly oil, coal and gas, so meeting that demand would contribute to global warming.
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Perceiving each other chiefly with sound cast over stupefying distances, “whales evolved to build relationships in the dark,” Garland says.
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It is a story of smokescreens, too, as colleges and universities retreat from funding two dozen or more sports and double down on spending on the teams that generate the most income, chiefly football and men’s basketball.
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We can further see the commitment of these last four clubs to roster continuity by looking at their top contributors, most of whom were either drafted by or chiefly developed from within the organization.
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This occurs on both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, chiefly for hard-shell varieties such as littlenecks, razor, butter, and Manila clams.
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Yet, we know it is chiefly the parents’ role to manage their children’s schedules, and online education should not be blamed when a parent fails to make sure their child gets enough time away from screens.
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He chiefly divided his time between the House of Lords and sitting at home, lamenting over his own ill-starred existence.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
He was aware—by her silence chiefly—of the new distance between them, a distance the mention of Tony had emphasised.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
At the hotel he found the bench outside occupied chiefly by Jean.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
It was a corso blanc, and everyone wore white—chiefly modifications of Pierrot costume—and everyone was masked.
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WORDS RELATED TO CHIEFLY

  • chiefly
  • especially
  • importantly
  • in particular
  • mainly
  • most of all
  • mostly
  • primarily
  • principally
  • supremely
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