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dominate
used in Beloved

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Definition
to control; or to be most influential, powerful, abundant, important, or conspicuous
  • she noticed neither competition between the two nor domination by one.
    One (60% in)
domination = control (of the other)

(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • The walls of the room were slate-colored, the floor earth-brown, the wooden dresser the color of itself, curtains white, and the dominating feature, the quilt over an iron cot, was made up of scraps of blue serge, black, brown and gray wool—the full range of the dark and the muted that thrift and modesty allowed.
    One (23% in)

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