in the main


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Related to in the main: stand pat, the likes of, take into account, liven up, heaping, lined up
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Synonyms for in the main

for the most part

without distinction of one from others

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The true meaning of this maxim has been discussed and ascertained in another place, and has been shown to be entirely compatible with a partial intermixture of those departments for special purposes, preserving them, in the main, distinct and unconnected.
Though facts may not always correspond with this presumption, yet if it be, in the main, just, it must destroy the supposition that the Senate, who will merely sanction the choice of the Executive, should feel a bias, towards the objects of that choice, strong enough to blind them to the evidences of guilt so extraordinary, as to have induced the representatives of the nation to become its accusers.
The general trend of the campaign was rarely spoken of, partly because nothing certain was known about it, partly because there was a vague feeling that in the main it was going badly.
I looked down and saw him in the main fork of the tree crouching close against the trunk.
until noon, in the main meeting hall of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, located at 42 West 44th Street New York, NY 10036.