Definition of For the most part

1. Adverb. In large part; mainly or chiefly. "These accounts are largely inactive"

Exact synonyms: Largely, Mostly
Partainyms: Most

Definition of For the most part

1. Adverb. (context: focus idiomatic) mostly; in general; usually ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of For The Most Part

for the asking
for the birds
for the first time
for the fun of it
for the heck of it
for the hell of it
for the last time
for the life of one
for the lose
for the loss
for the love of
for the love of Christ
for the love of Mike
for the moment
for the most part (current term)
for the nonce
for the present
for the record
for the sake of
for the time being
for the win
for to
for toffee
for what it's worth
forage cap

Literary usage of For the most part

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Vanity Fair: A Novel Without a Hero by William Makepeace Thackeray (1848)
"They seem for the most part shabby in attire, dingy of linen, lovers of billiards and brandy, and cigars and greasy ordinaries. ..."

2. The Complete Angler: Or The Contemplative Man's Recreation by Izaak Walton, Charles Cotton, George Washington Bethune (1847)
"... by Charles Cotton; with Copious Notes, for the most part original; a Bibliographic Preface, giving an account of Fishing and Fishing-books, ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1905)
"These, for the most part, are through the eastern section of Massachusetts. Most of the samples contained forms liquefying gelatin so rapidly as to make the ..."

4. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1843)
"... and, a» both in their private and public interest they were averse to each olher, theii mutual conflicts contributed, for the most part, ..."

5. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"The Baptists, like the Congregationalists, are grouped for the most part in associations of churches, the majority of which belong to the Baptist Union, ..."

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