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In and around where they now sat, there was quite a settlement of Negroes, mostly small farmers.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
Only then did I own that by hook or by crook—and mostly by crook, I was forced to suspect—they had purposely given me the slip.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
The ship was not large and was insufficiently equipped; the sailors were mostly heretics.
THE JESUIT RELATIONS AND ALLIED DOCUMENTS, VOL. II: ACADIA, 1612-1614VARIOUS
In the middle of the last century all organs were voiced on light wind pressure, mostly from an inch and a half to three inches.
THE RECENT REVOLUTION IN ORGAN BUILDINGGEORGE LAING MILLER
They mostly wore the placid expression of folks engaged in business affairs instead of the worried look of pleasure-seekers.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
The backs are mostly cut the reverse way of the grain to the present rule, forming what are now termed "slab" backs.
VIOLINS AND VIOLIN MAKERSJOSEPH PEARCE
The veins are mostly, especially in the lower cuttings, more free from impurities than those of Coleraine.
ASBESTOSROBERT H. JONES
It however contains numerous veins of asbestos which, though mostly of small size, are of good quality.
ASBESTOSROBERT H. JONES
In England the violin makers in the beginning of the eighteenth century, mostly copied the pattern and model of Steiner.
VIOLINS AND VIOLIN MAKERSJOSEPH PEARCE
Highland gentlemen of every degree are mostly fond of Gillespie; while operatives from the Lowlands generally prefer plain Scotch.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO MOSTLY

  • above all
  • chiefly
  • essentially
  • first and foremost
  • generally
  • in general
  • in the main
  • largely
  • most of all
  • mostly
  • on the whole
  • overall
  • predominantly
  • primarily
  • principally
  • substantially
  • to the greatest extent
  • usually
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