1 He was a captain before he went to the front and following the Argonne battles he got his majority and the command of the divisional machine guns.
2 As he had nothing else than his majority to come into, the event did not make a profound sensation in Barnard's Inn.
3 'Indeed I may be superstitious,' said Mrs. Micawber, 'but it appears to me that Mr. Micawber is destined never to receive any answers whatever to the great majority of the communications he writes.'
4 Stepan Arkadyevitch took in and read a liberal paper, not an extreme one, but one advocating the views held by the majority.
5 His ideas of marriage were, consequently, quite unlike those of the great majority of his acquaintances, for whom getting married was one of the numerous facts of social life.
6 Levin found himself, like the majority of his contemporaries, in the vaguest position in regard to religion.
7 The marshal had been voted for by a considerable majority.
8 Nevyedovsky had scored a higher majority, as they had planned, and he was the new marshal of the province.
9 But what contributed more than all to his success was his direct, equable manner with everyone, which very quickly made the majority of the noblemen reverse the current opinion of his supposed haughtiness.
10 Like all old men, and like the majority of thinkers, he slept little.
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11 The majority followed the quay and went through the Passy Barrier.
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12 This dream, like the majority of dreams, bore no relation to the situation, except by its painful and heart-rending character, but it made an impression on him.
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13 A triumph of the mediocres which is sweet to the majority.
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14 In the majority of cases, riot proceeds from a material fact; insurrection is always a moral phenomenon.
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15 That which predominated on the uncovered brows of the majority of those present was enthusiasm mingled with dejection.
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