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dominate
used in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

13 uses
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Definition
to control; or to be most influential, powerful, abundant, important, or conspicuous
  • It's such a powerful, all-dominating agent of civilized man it's all but shut out everything else and now dominates man himself.
    Part 2 (37% in)
  • The sweep of the hills is greater than before and they now dominate everything else, except the sky, which seems wider.
    Part 1 (20% in)
  • As long as the need for food, clothing and shelter is dominant they will continue to work.
    Part 2 (24% in)
  • The dark ominous mass beyond dominates even the roofs of the buildings on either side of the main street.
    Part 2 (32% in)
  • It's such a powerful, all-dominating agent of civilized man it's all but shut out everything else and now dominates man himself.
    Part 2 (37% in)
  • Zen Buddhists talk about "just sitting," a meditative practice in which the idea of a duality of self and object does not dominate one's consciousness.
    Part 3 (78% in)
  • What I'm talking about here in motorcyele maintenance is "just fixing," in which the idea of a duality of self and object doesn't dominate one's consciousness.
    Part 3 (78% in)
  • When one isn't dominated by feelings of separateness from what he's working on, then one can be said to "care" about what he's doing.
    Part 3 (78% in)
  • We ride unnoticed down this empty highway through this strange country I've never seen before, and now a heavy feeling of isolation and loneliness becomes dominant and my spirits wane with the sun.
    Part 3 (79% in)
  • Some kids come in on a truck and stop and all pile off and come into the restaurant and sort of dominate it.
    Part 3 (97% in)
  • But in the secondary America we've been through, of back roads, and Chinaman's ditches, and Appaloosa horses, and sweeping mountain ranges, and meditative thoughts, and kids with pinecones and bumblebees and open sky above us mile after mile after mile, all through that, what was real, what was around us dominated.
    Part 4 (34% in)
  • Under Aristotle the "Reader," whose knowledge of Trojan areté seems conspicuously absent, forms and substances dominate all.
    Part 4 (64% in)
  • But the past, spread out ahead, dominates everything in sight.
    Afterward (6% in)

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