1 Andrea had scarcely opened his eyes when his predominating idea presented itself, and whispered in his ear that he had slept too long.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In Chapter 98. The Bell and Bottle Tavern.
2 Several persons were talking at once, and Victor's voice was predominating, even over that of his mother.
3 Yet, brother, take my advice, and file your tongue to a little more courtesy than your habits of predominating over infidel captives and Eastern bondsmen have accustomed you.
4 She had in truth no abstract propensity to malice: she did not dislike Lily because the latter was brilliant and predominant, but because she thought that Lily disliked her.
5 High on the upper deck, in a little nook among the everywhere predominant cotton-bales, at last we may find him.
6 The hunter's mind was of a hard, unyielding nature, and the predominant idea of revenge had taken such complete possession of it that there was no room for any other emotion.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan DoyleContext Highlight In PART II: CHAPTER V. THE AVENGING ANGELS
7 Nothing could be more gracefully majestic than his step and manner, had they not been marked by a predominant air of haughtiness, easily acquired by the exercise of unresisted authority.
8 The charm of adventure sweetens that sensation, the glow of pride warms it; but then the throb of fear disturbs it; and fear with me became predominant when half-an-hour elapsed and still I was alone.
9 Father Gillenormand was thinking of Marius lovingly and bitterly; and, as usual, bitterness predominated.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 8: CHAPTER VII—THE OLD HEART AND THE YOUNG HEART IN THE PRES...
10 That which predominated on the uncovered brows of the majority of those present was enthusiasm mingled with dejection.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 10: CHAPTER III—A BURIAL; AN OCCASION TO BE BORN AGAIN
11 He weighed the two angers in his brain--that of the cardinal and that of the queen; that of the cardinal predominated enormously.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In 17 BONACIEUX AT HOME
12 The Jew twisted himself in the saddle, like a man in a fit of the colic; but his better feelings predominated over those which were most familiar to him.
13 In his singular character the dual nature alternately asserted itself, and his extreme exactness and astuteness represented, as I have often thought, the reaction against the poetic and contemplative mood which occasionally predominated in him.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan DoyleContext Highlight In II. THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE
14 His eye, which was contracted with inward anguish, gleamed on the persons of those whose breath was his fame; and the latter emotion for an instant predominated.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore CooperContext Highlight In CHAPTER 23
15 The child was sleeping soundly; but her imagination of possibly disastrous events at her home, the predominance within her of the unseen over the seen, agitated her beyond endurance.
Return of the Native By Thomas HardyContext Highlight In BOOK 5: 8 Rain, Darkness, and Anxious Wanderers