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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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preponderance
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • It is to be achieved either by gradually acquiring more and more territory and so building up an overwhelming preponderance of power, or by the discovery of some new and unanswerable weapon.

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  • a preponderance of evidence against the defendant
  • Not less conspicuous is the preponderance of nature over will in all practical life.
    Emerson, Ralph Waldo  --  Essays, First Series

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