1 Close at their side stood Heyward, with an interest in both, that, at such a moment of intense uncertainty, scarcely knew a preponderance in favor of her whom he most loved.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore CooperContext Highlight In CHAPTER 29
2 To attain this end we must secure a preponderance of virtue over vice and must endeavor to secure that the honest man may, even in this world, receive a lasting reward for his virtue.
3 On the other hand, the women broke out of the lodges, with the songs of joy and those of lamentation so strangely mixed that it might have been difficult to have said which passion preponderated.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore CooperContext Highlight In CHAPTER 31