One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
On the whole.‘we must remember that in the main we are thinking about these designs as decoration’
mostly, for the most part, on the whole, largely, by and large, to a large extent, to a great degree, predominantly, chiefly, principallymainly, mostly, for the most part, on the whole, largely, by and large, to a large extent, to a great degree, predominantly, chiefly, principallyView synonyms
- ‘The way the law is going, these birds continue in the main to be protected.’
- ‘The scheme will be funded in the main by developers building houses at Nursteed Meadows.’
- ‘The food itself, even though important, is, in the main, a way of coalescing social life.’
- ‘The Church was vibrant, tolerant and its priests were in the main, hard working.’
- ‘That issue was dealt with in the main in written submissions following the hearing.’
- ‘It pays, though, to take note of these things and, in the main, to abide by them.’
- ‘I think, in the main, our members would prefer face to face meetings more regularly.’
- ‘These, in the main, are young people committing offences against other young people.’
- ‘It was a victory etched out in the main through a team effort and a very fine one at that.’
- ‘While the Carlow defence in the main was solid there were far too many missed tackles.’
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