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Mainly

mainly

adverb

used for talking about the largest or most important part of something

largely

adverb

mainly

mostly

adverb

used for emphasizing the main reason or purpose of something

primarily

adverb

mainly

predominantly

adverb

mainly, or mostly

principally

adverb

mainly

chiefly

adverb

mainly or mostly, but not completely

centrally

adverb

mainly

in the main

mostly

mostly

adverb

usually, most of the time, or in most situations

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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