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dominate
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
to control; or to be most influential, powerful, abundant, important, or conspicuous
  • Mrs. Dollop looked round with the air of a landlady accustomed to dominate her company.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (92% in)
  • Jealousy of the Vincys had created a fellowship in hostility among all persons of the Featherstone blood, so that in the absence of any decided indication that one of themselves was to have more than the rest, the dread lest that long-legged Fred Vincy should have the land was necessarily dominant, though it left abundant feeling and leisure for vaguer jealousies, such as were entertained towards Mary Garth.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (8% in)
  • In Bulstrode's mind the dominant thought was, "Perhaps Raffles only spoke to Garth of his illness.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (60% in)
  • The sufferings of his own pride from humiliations past and to come were keen enough, yet they were hardly distinguishable to himself from that more acute pain which dominated them—the pain of foreseeing that Rosamond would come to regard him chiefly as the cause of disappointment and unhappiness to her.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (67% in)
  • As it was, he had rested in the consideration that disobedience to his orders, however it might have arisen, could not be considered a crime, that in the dominant opinion obedience to his orders was just as likely to be fatal, and that the affair was simply one of etiquette.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (7% in)
  • ...unwillingly made his first application to Bulstrode; gradually, in the relief of speaking, getting into a more thorough utterance of what had gone on in his mind—entering fully into the fact that his treatment of the patient was opposed to the dominant practice, into his doubts at the last, his ideal of medical duty, and his uneasy consciousness that the acceptance of the money had made some difference in his private inclination and professional behavior, though not in his fulfilment...
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (32% in)
  • But that base prompting which makes a women more cruel to a rival than to a faithless lover, could have no strength of recurrence in Dorothea when the dominant spirit of justice within her had once overcome the tumult and had once shown her the truer measure of things.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (57% in)

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