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Sample sentences for the GRE study word preponderance

preponderance can be used as a noun

1.A predominance of it in any individual indicates a preponderance of this immovable tendency in his nature. - from How to Analyze People on Sight by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
2.But he was twice the man the rest were, and his last night's victory had given him a huge preponderance on their minds. - from Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
3.This is because his type is determined by the preponderance within his body of one of the five great departments or biological systems--the nutritive, the circulatory, the muscular, the bony or the nervous. - from How to Analyze People on Sight by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
4."To attain this end we must secure a preponderance of virtue over vice and must endeavor to secure that the honest man may, even in this world, receive a lasting reward for his virtue. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

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