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dominate
used in The War of the Worlds

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Definition
to control; or to be most influential, powerful, abundant, important, or conspicuous
  • Apparently the vegetable kingdom in Mars, instead of having green for a dominant colour, is of a vivid blood-red tint.
    2.2 — Book 2 Chapter 2 — What We Saw from the Ruined House (70% in)
dominant = controlling; or most influential or powerful
  • Maybe there was a murmur in the village streets, a novel and dominant topic in the public-houses, and here and there a messenger, or even an eye-witness of the later occurrences, caused a whirl of excitement, a shouting, and a running to and fro; but for the most part the daily routine of working, eating, drinking, sleeping, went on as it had done for countless years—as though no planet Mars existed in the sky.
    1.8 — Book 1 Chapter 8 — Friday Night (28% in)
  • And of their appliances, perhaps nothing is more wonderful to a man than the curious fact that what is the dominant feature of almost all human devices in mechanism is absent—the wheel is absent; among all the things they brought to earth there is no trace or suggestion of their use of wheels.
    2.2 — Book 2 Chapter 2 — What We Saw from the Ruined House (87% in)
  • For that moment I touched an emotion beyond the common range of men, yet one that the poor brutes we dominate know only too well.
    2.6 — Book 2 Chapter 6 — The Work of Fifteen Days (8% in)
  • But so soon as this strangeness had been realised it passed, and my dominant motive became the hunger of my long and dismal fast.
    2.6 — Book 2 Chapter 6 — The Work of Fifteen Days (17% in)
  • For a while the imaginative daring of the artilleryman, and the tone of assurance and courage he assumed, completely dominated my mind.
    2.7 — Book 2 Chapter 7 — The Man on Putney Hill (73% in)

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