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synonyms for mainly

  • chiefly
  • primarily
  • principally
  • above all
  • essentially
  • first and foremost
  • generally
  • in general
  • in the main
  • largely
  • most of all
  • mostly
  • on the whole
  • overall
  • predominantly
  • substantially
  • to the greatest extent
  • usually
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Readings are mainly in the upper 20s to lower 30s for afternoon highs.
PM UPDATE: LIGHT SNOW MAINLY PASSES SOUTH OF US TONIGHT; CLOUDY AND COLD FRIDAYIAN LIVINGSTONFEBRUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The first of the four arrives Thursday afternoon or evening, when light snow is expected mainly in areas south of the Beltway.
SNOW EXPECTED TONIGHT, MAINLY SOUTH OF D.C., BEFORE POSSIBLE ICE ON SATURDAYJASON SAMENOW, WES JUNKERFEBRUARY 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Temperatures should fall enough tonight for additional light accumulation to occur, mainly north of the Beltway.
SNOW AND WINTRY MIX CONTINUE OVERNIGHT, ESPECIALLY NORTH OF DISTRICTJASON SAMENOW, WES JUNKER, ANDREW FREEDMANFEBRUARY 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Some precipitation, mainly light, will try to break out from midnight to predawn.
PM UPDATE: PATCHY, LIGHT FREEZING RAIN IS A RISK LATE TONIGHT INTO EARLY TUESDAYIAN LIVINGSTONFEBRUARY 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
They were mainly well west and northwest into the mountains.
AFTER SUNDAY’S SLUSH FEST, ANOTHER WINTER STORM THREATENS BY WEDNESDAY NIGHTJASON SAMENOW, WES JUNKERFEBRUARY 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
You measure the amount of nickel in Martian soil and it’s several percent, and that nickel is mainly coming from micrometeorites.
WHAT DUST FROM SPACE TELLS US ABOUT OURSELVESNATALIE WOLCHOVERFEBRUARY 4, 2021QUANTA MAGAZINE
A snowflake or a few pellets of sleet might mix in at the onset, mainly north of the District, but most likely not.
D.C.-AREA FORECAST: SUNNY TODAY AND SHOWERS EARLY FRIDAY BEFORE A CHILLY WEEKENDDAVID STREITFEBRUARY 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Lows will be mainly from near 20 to the mid-20s, which will promote some refreeze concerns in and near any standing water.
PM UPDATE: COLD TONIGHT UNDER CLEARER SKIES, THEN IT TURNS MILDER THURSDAYIAN LIVINGSTONFEBRUARY 3, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The importance and meaning of this building lie mainly in its use, its function, its activity.
THE DANGER OF RIGHT-WING MOBS IS REAL. FENCING AT THE U.S. CAPITOL WON’T HELP.PHILIP KENNICOTTFEBRUARY 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
It mainly stays bunkered down in the nucleus of our cells, protecting the information it encodes.
MRNA TECHNOLOGY GAVE US THE FIRST COVID-19 VACCINES. IT COULD ALSO UPEND THE DRUG INDUSTRYWALTER ISAACSONJANUARY 11, 2021TIME
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WORDS RELATED TO MAINLY

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