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Definition of Mainly

  • Principally; chiefly.
  • for the most part

How to use mainly in a sentence. Mainly pronunciation.

To an educated native Slav, or to a professor of the Russian language, twenty or thirty Russian authors would no doubt seem important; but the general foreign reading public is quite properly mainly interested in only five standard writers, although contemporary novelists like Gorki, Artsybashev, Andreev, and others are at this moment deservedly attracting wide attention.
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From 1836 until his death in 1852, Gogol lived mainly abroad, and spent much time in travel.
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A prayer-meeting was started; other revivals followed; in due time a church was organized, a house of worship built, and a pastor settled, mainly through the instrumentality of that one man; and he trained up his family there, and lived to see most of them members of the church of Christ.
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This execution was done mainly by the machine guns, because the infantry and cavalry were not firing much when it was done; they were running up the hill to the charge.
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Ever since the receipt of my orders I had made a study of the terrain surrounding Santiago, gathering information mainly from the former residents of the city, several of whom were on the transports with me.
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His applewoman kept a stall in the Strand to which the Druid was a constant visitor, mainly for the purpose of having a chat and borrowing and repaying small sums, rarely exceeding one shilling.
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As the reader will probably have deduced from the foregoing pages, the trouble was mainly due to the following causes.
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The Whigs uttered protests, while the Free-Soil party, just coming into notice, composed mainly of moderate antislavery men from both the old parties, were loud in their denunciations of the encroachments of the South.
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After the Battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861, won by the Confederate General Beauregard over General McDowell, against all expectation, to the dismay and indignation of the whole North,-the result of over-confidence on the part of the Union troops, and a wretchedly mismanaged affair,-the attention of the Federal government was mainly directed to the defence of Washington, which might have fallen into the hands of the enemy had the victors been confident and quick enough to pursue the advantage they had gained; for nothing could exceed the panic at the capital after the disastrous defeat of McDowell.
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Till Gettysburg, Lee had toyed with the Army of the Potomac-not because the rank and file of that army was at fault, and not mainly because of its generals' inability, but mostly because of political interference with its operations.
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Mainly it was the military counterpart of the rope-of-sand infirmity inherent in a Confederacy which in every possible way deified the individual State and snubbed the central power.
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The "Tail" has an individual or two of that genus,-and the rest is mainly yet undecided.
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I heard an ignorant blockhead (or mainly so) called - bow-wowing here, some months ago, to an audience of several thousands, in the City, one evening,-upon Universal Peace, or some other field of balderdash; which the poor people seemed very patient of.
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I have lately made, one or two drafts on your goodness,-which I hate to do, both because you meet them so generously, and because you never give me an opportunity of revenge,-and mainly in the case of Miss Bacon, who has a private history that entitles her to high respect, and who could be helped only by facilitating her Shakespeare studies, in which she has the faith and ardor of a discoverer.
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That book on Friedrich of Prussia-first half of it, two swoln unlovely volumes, which treat mainly of his Father, &c., and leave him at his accession-is just getting out of my hands.
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These things I have half or wholly the intention to burn out of the way before I myself die:-but such continues still mainly my employment,-so many hours every forenoon; what I call the "work" of my day;-to me, if to no other, it is useful; to reduce matters to writing means that you shall know them, see them in their origins and sequences, in their essential lineaments, considerably better than you ever did before.
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The era of political domination by a corporation, and mainly for the benefit of a corporation, is over.
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But as a matter of fact, the whole thing seems rather an attempt on the dramatist's part to relieve the overwrought minds of his fellow-citizens, anxious and discouraged at the unsatisfactory reports from before Syracuse, by a work conceived in a lighter vein than usual and mainly unconnected with contemporary realities.
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The translation depends mainly on its superior adaptation to this end, under the blessing of God, for its success and usefulness.
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This treatise on mind in the lower animals is, mainly, a study of psychical manifestations as they are to be observed in insects; therefore, the higher animals will only be studied incidentally.
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Examples of Mainly

Example #1
The great five, whose place in the world's literature seems absolutely secure, are Pushkin, Gogol, Turgenev, Dostoevski, and Tolstoi.
Example #2
And what he has said has been well worth the thousand years of waiting.
Example #3
His favourite place of residence was Rome, to which city he repeatedly returned with increasing affection.
Example #4
Gogol followed this amazingly powerful romance by two other works, which seem to have all the marks of immortality-the comedy "Revizor," and a long, unfinished novel, "Dead Souls.
Example #5
Prayer was offered, the Spirit was found out, and many were converted.
Example #6
This gave new interest to the occasion.