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to occupy the preeminent position in

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Hilton regards Chartism's demise as having settled the 'mob' matter; the Great Exhibition just a few years later projected the image of a new and quite different England: "An inescapable conclusion that the political events of 1846 did not point forwards, but brought to a close the hegemony of a governing order and a set of political ideas that had preponderated since 1783.
At the preliminary and secondary stages, the study of Persian preponderated, and, in fact, the medium of instruction in many madrasas was Persian.
Moreover, "the standard for determining whether a jury verdict is against the weight of the evidence is whether the evidence so preponderated in favor of the movant that the verdict could not have been reached on any fair interpretation the evidence.
But his Irishness seems ingrained; he uses Irish phrases and lapses into brogue (for which his elder brother rebukes him) even though he has never been to Ireland; and during the terrible and ill-informed speeches on Ireland at the Cambridge Union, his Irish blood rebels: 'Perhaps, spite of himself, his Irish blood preponderated over its English admixture, when, for a moment, he accused the speech of some haughty indifference to a thorough intimacy with the subject, growing out of too-English contempt for Ireland and an over-readiness to believe in national infallibility' (i, 92).
And that at the end of my life the good deeds and the bad deeds would be weighed against each other, and if the good deeds preponderated why then, off I would go to Heaven.