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Preponderance of individuality was ever a bar to foreign travel.

The preponderance of efficiency of equipment lay with the Germans.

What are the instruments for securing the preponderance of Altruism?

They were terrified, moreover, by the preponderance in number of their foes.

Nothing is allowed any preponderance over the story and the speeches in it.

The preponderance of causes cannot be precisely ascertained.

The preponderance of voting power had been given to a people just out of slavery.

He had thus assured the unity of France and her preponderance in Europe.

In the first two the preponderance of the work was being performed by machines.

There was a preponderance of women, as is apt to be the case in such resorts.

WORD ORIGIN

1680s, "greater weight," from Latin praeponderans, present participle of praeponderare "make heavier" (see preponderate). Sense of "greater importance" is from 1780; that of "greater number" is from 1845.

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