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The chapel was thronged, the majority of members being women.

If the minority will not acquiesce, the majority must, or the Government must cease.

It was found that ninety-three Liberals had voted with the majority.

"That's three to one, Emma, and the majority rules," evaded Grace.

Mr. Gladstone received a majority of 173 over his ultra-Protestant opponent.

The only standard by which the majority of us appraise our work is man's.

As long as a majority was prepared, it was wasting money to conciliate any body else.

The majority of revolutionises are the enemies of discipline and fatigue mostly.

The majority of revolutionists are the enemies of discipline and fatigue mostly.

The majority of the following poems are to be considered as experiments.

WORD ORIGIN

1550s, "condition of being greater, superiority," from Middle French majorité (16c.), from Medieval Latin majoritatem (nominative majoritas) "majority," from Latin maior "greater" (see major (adj.)). Sense of "state of being of full age" is attested from 1560s; meaning "greater number or part" (of votes, etc.) first recorded 1690s. The majority "the dead" recorded from 1719.

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