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And yet with all this Carlyle was the more dominant personality.

During the marquetry and the lacquered periods the hood began to grow larger and more dominant.

Among all the traits which came down to him from the past, none were more dominant than his rectitude and his independence.

A sort of mental telepathy told him that the first warrior had been replaced by a stronger and more dominant one.

It would probably be tried further west at some point where the northern hills are more dominant.

But even in him one note, the note of sceptical philosophy, is more dominant than any to be found in Rabelais.

Gradually these rumors became more and more dominant, and every day more people heard of and became interested in what was said.

The English were more dominant—they were more generally the employers, the French the employed.

Mrs. Champneys was at first but a mild success, a sort of pale luminosity reflected from the more dominant Mrs. Vandervelde.

It is consonant with tendencies which in so many directions are becoming more and more dominant.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from Middle French dominant (13c.), from Latin dominantem (nominative dominans), present participle of dominari (see domination). Music sense is from 1819. Sexual bondage sense by c.1960. The noun is first recorded 1819, earliest in the musical sense.

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