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The defending World Champions dominated their unranked opponent.
  to control; or to be most influential, powerful, or conspicuous
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  • The defending World Champions dominated their unranked opponent.
  • She completely dominates her boyfriend.
  • Some expect Africanized bees to dominate European bees in semitropical regions.
  • We have no desire to dominate, no ambitions of empire.
    George W. Bush Quotes  --  http://www.allgreatquotes.com/george_w_bush_quotes.shtml(retrieved 06/29/06)

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  • The company dominates its industry.
  • Real Madrid’s dominating offensive attack helps them win many games.
  • Democrats dominate the committee.
  • Keen writes "Dominant/Recessive" on the board.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak
  • the home was run by one dominating figure with strict rules and regulations.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • As far as he could tell, man had always been aggressive, always striving to dominate, trying to control the world and everything in it.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook

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  • Apparently the vegetable kingdom in Mars, instead of having green for a dominant colour, is of a vivid blood-red tint.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • Both defenses dominated throughout the first quarter and into the second, but just before halftime, Foothill marched down the field as if they were playing a middle school team.
    Carl Deuker  --  Gym Candy
  • The way my mother held her tongue when I knew she was dying to offer an opinion, to dominate a conversation-to be my mother.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Someone Like You
  • "You dominated those horsemen with the way you looked at them," he said.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
  • Although it was something to have this year’s dominant student across the way.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • Before you could use that power you would need to become far stronger, and to train your will to the domination of others.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The dominant color was brown:
    Jane Yolen  --  The Devils Arithmetic
  • My grandfather was a short man, no more than five foot six, but his presence dominated every room he entered.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • she noticed neither competition between the two nor domination by one.
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • He wants to find out whether we can dominate our base instincts and kill the Satan within us.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • She looked like a little doll with dark black eyes that dominated a round, brown face.
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Fallen Angels
  • I was speculating how one day, years from now, I would send the store a dollar in an envelope to cover it, spelling out how guilt had dominated every moment of my life,
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • Buck stood and looked on, the successful champion, the dominant primordial beast who had made his kill and found it good.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • Corn had begun its march to world domination, but it still had a long way to go.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore’s Dilemma
  • But how could I not think about something that had dominated my thoughts for nearly six months?
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  A Lesson Before Dying
  • Vampyres dominated the arts,
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • Help me, O Lord, to dominate the movement of my legs that I should not run when the bad moment comes.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • Grete would probably be the only one who would dare enter a room dominated by Gregor crawling about the bare walls by himself.
    Franz Kafka  --  Metamorphosis
  • Once, Coke had been far and away the dominant soft drink in the world.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • One by one the patients are sneaking looks at her to see how she’s taking the way McMurphy is dominating the meeting,
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • It was a high snowy mountain and it dominated the valley but it was so far away that it did not make a shadow.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • Even without her position as hostess, Jessica would have dominated the group, he thought.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • The dominant spirit, however, that haunts this enchanted region ... is the apparition of a figure on horseback, without a head.
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • he dominated the bull by making him realize he was unattainable, while he prepared him for the killing.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Sun Also Rises
  • But the room was actually dominated by a huge plaster crucifix on the far wall,
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • Campbell felt dominated by him.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Dominating the parlor is an old upright piano.
    August Wilson  --  The Piano Lesson
  • She took a left at the major intersection, heading toward an older neighborhood, one dominated by Craftsman-style homes and large, spacious porches.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • But of the three, the dominant feeling, the overriding emotion, was terrible fright.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • Now the tide dominated all life.
    Margaret Craven  --  I Heard the Owl Call My Name
  • They each hold one of his equally dominating pitching arms.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • I had a great time for a while, dominating play, rushing back to defend, picking players out with pinpoint passes.
    Darren Shan  --  A Vampire’s Assistant
  • The head was round, dominated by two large, flat insect eyes.
    Katherine Applegate  --  Everworld - Search For Senna
  • Eyes shining, mouths open, triumphant, they savored the right of domination.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • Two shining arrogant eyes had established dominance over his face and gave him the appearance of always leaning aggressively forward.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • (Cutting GEORGE off and staring at him as she replies to RUTH) It means someone who is willing to give up his own culture and submerge himself completely in the dominant, and in this case oppressive, culture!
    Lorraine Hansberry  --  A Raisin in the Sun
  • He watched his daughter’s daemon rise and dominate her: her eyebrows, like his, were lifted, the heavy-lidded eyes beneath them grew round, and one corner of her mouth was raised dangerously.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Above us, a heavy yellow moon dominates the star-strewn sky.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • It’s dominant.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • While it didn’t dominate his thoughts, he couldn’t deny the urge to try to find someone.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
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