MAJORITY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of MAJORITY
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majority
 n.  greater number or part; a number more than half of the total
Classic Sentence: (110 in 8 pages)
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.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 8
2  As he had nothing else than his majority to come into, the event did not make a profound sensation in Barnard's Inn.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXXVI
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.'
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 36. ENTHUSIASM
4  Stepan Arkadyevitch took in and read a liberal paper, not an extreme one, but one advocating the views held by the majority.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 3
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.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 27
6  Levin found himself, like the majority of his contemporaries, in the vaguest position in regard to religion.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 1
7  The marshal had been voted for by a considerable majority.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 6: Chapter 30
8  Nevyedovsky had scored a higher majority, as they had planned, and he was the new marshal of the province.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 6: Chapter 30
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.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 6: Chapter 31
10  Like all old men, and like the majority of thinkers, he slept little.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V—MONSEIGNEUR BIENVENU MADE HIS CASSOCKS LAST TOO...
11  The majority followed the quay and went through the Passy Barrier.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IX—A MERRY END TO MIRTH
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.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER IV—FORMS ASSUMED BY SUFFERING DURING SLEEP
13  A triumph of the mediocres which is sweet to the majority.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVI—QUOT LIBRAS IN DUCE?
14  In the majority of cases, riot proceeds from a material fact; insurrection is always a moral phenomenon.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER II—THE ROOT OF THE MATTER
15  That which predominated on the uncovered brows of the majority of those present was enthusiasm mingled with dejection.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER III—A BURIAL; AN OCCASION TO BE BORN AGAIN
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  His behavior is injurious to the interests of the vast majority of people.
17  The bill was supported by a large majority in the Senate.
18  The majority obtained their positions through the old boy network.
19  The majority of Chinese people have bicycles.
20  The majority of Brazil's huge commercial interests support the measure.
21  His actions only deepened the rift between himself and the majority of Congress.
22  A majority of Congress members wanted to put off an election until they could be sure of winning it.
23  Police reports showed that the vast majority of crime committed by children was carried out by truants.
24  A few workers have defied the majority decision and gone into work despite the strike.
25  Don't ever let economic alone determine your career or how you spend the majority of your time.
26  It took many years of struggle to establish majority rule in South Africa.
27  A large majority of the population is demanding the restoration of the former government.
28  In the general population, right-handed people are in the majority.
29  Surveys indicate that supporters of the treaty are still in the majority.
30  The majority of people in the province are in favour of devolution.