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to occupy the preeminent position in

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And as we have seen, Aristotle takes the local motion natural to a body composed of one or more elements to be a function of the element which preponderates in it.
For there is no sense in attributing obligatoriness to something whose doing and abandonment equiponderate with respect to us, since we do not conceive of obligatoriness [of something] except when its doing preponderates over its abandonment with respect to our objectives.
In the new art we can trace two main currents; in one synthesis predominates, in the other analysis; the latter preponderates enormously.
186) According to Simon, "evenhanded justice suggests that the balance of `functional economics' preponderates overwhelmingly against the carrier since it saves 90% of its costs of loading and discharging its ships, rather than against the shipper as a result of the inconsequential economy in the use of carton packaging.
The weight of evidence preponderates immensely in favour of the correctness of the Hebrew text, and against the accuracy of the deviations of the Septuagint.
Inevitably the rhetorical and the general preponderates over the theoretical and the specific--the magnitude of the envisaged change dwarfs the concrete.
If this emendation is correct, it is so because of a balance of probabilities, in which evidence from the narrower class preponderates.
A 1929 advice from the Attorney-General's Department to the Chief Electoral Office defined an `aboriginal native' as a person in whom Aboriginal descent preponderates, and `that half-castes were "aboriginal natives" within the meaning of Section 127 of the Constitution'.
See Oliver Wendell Holmes, The Common Law (1881), reprinted in 3 Collected Works, supra note 13, at 109, 271 ("If convenience preponderates in favor of either view, that is sufficient reason for its adoption.
757, 768 (1975) ("It is a general, and in my opinion deplorable, characteristic of legal scholarship that normative analysis vastly preponderates over positive.
Seventy stones are mentioned arranged alphabetically, and Albertus says that gems differ from other stones in that in them the watery element preponderates over the earthy constituent and he attempts to classify them by color.
Innocent syntacticians might have been content to leave the concept of 'critical bibliography', like that of 'critical history', to students of literature, on the grounds that in syntax the factual preponderates over the opinion-led; and that if summaries and directions to the reader are given, as they are at the end of each entry in this bibliography, they should be kept factual rather than opinional.
James preponderates the power of sight over that of other senses, for example touch: "The cruellest bodily tortures would be a relief from the plight of being unseen.
the bad preponderates, though the good, from its superior energy in quality, may finally redeem and efface its plague-spots" (359).