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mostly adv
1 in large part; mainly or chiefly; "These accounts are largely inactive" [syn: largely, for the most part]
2 usually; as a rule; "by and large it doesn't rain much here" [syn: by and large, generally, more often than not]

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  1. mainly or chiefly; for the greatest part
  2. usually, generally; as a rule


for the most part

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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