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dominate
used in Babbitt

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Definition
to control; or to be most influential, powerful, abundant, important, or conspicuous
  • Their life was dominated by suburban bacchanalia of alcohol, nicotine, gasoline, and kisses.
    Chapter 29 (48% in)
  • You'll be glad to know I'm now Assistant Super at the old shop, and right on the High Road to Prosperity and Domination, and I look forward with confidence to a twelve-cylinder car, and the wife is making things hum in the best society and the kiddies getting a first-class education."
    Chapter 6 (47% in)
  • ...of folks is: they're so blame material; they don't see the spiritual and mental side of American supremacy; they think that inventions like the telephone and the areoplane and wireless—no, that was a Wop invention, but anyway: they think these mechanical improvements are all that we stand for; whereas to a real thinker, he sees that spiritual and, uh, dominating movements like Efficiency, and Rotarianism, and Prohibition, and Democracy are what compose our deepest and truest wealth.
    Chapter 6 (77% in)
  • Instantly all the indignations which had been dominating him and the spiritual dramas through which he had struggled became pallid and absurd before the ancient and overwhelming realities, the standard and traditional realities, of sickness and menacing death, the long night, and the thousand steadfast implications of married life.
    Chapter 33 (21% in)
  • A new voice, booming, authoritative, dominated the room.
    Chapter 34 (88% in)

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