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Preponderate meaning

preponderate - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. Preponderant.
  2. 2. To outweigh; incline; exceed in influence.

preponderate - examples of usage

  1. Why then does the balance preponderate to the life- side for a certain length of time, and then go over to the opposite side? - "The Law and the Word", Thomas Troward.
  2. Provisions and the manufactures, like a pair of scales, will not preponderate together; but as weight is applied to the one, the other will advance. - "An History of Birmingham (1783)", William Hutton.
  3. He writhed round to strike in the dark at the senseless mass, in the madness of terror and pain deeming the boulder itself had moved with malignant intelligence, not merely according to the preponderate laws that lift the world. - "The Unknown Sea", Clemence Housman.
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