mainly mainly  /ˈmeɪn li/

Definition(s):

  • (adv) for the most part

Usage(s):

  1. But parts of this region continue to experience an economic boom mainly driven by recovery efforts related to Hurricane Katrina.
  2. Fassie's 1980s effortsbubble-gum pop sung mainly in Englishwere musically unremarkable.
  3. The United States has lost its place as the world's most competitive economy, mainly because of the financial crisis and accumulated fiscal deficits.

News

  1. U.S. durable-goods orders climb 3.6% in May

    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - Orders for big-ticket U.S. goods jumped 3.6% in May, mainly because of more demand for commercial jets and military equipment. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch had expected orders to rise 3.8%. Aircraft orders surged 51% in a strong month for Boeing, but auto bookings fell 1.2%, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. Stripping out the volatile transportation ...
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Market Watch

  2. South Africa central bank sentiment indicator up 0.2 pct in April

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The South African Reserve Bank's monthly leading business cycle indicator inched up 0.2 percent in April from March, mainly due to an increase in job advertisements and the number residential building plans passed, the bank said on Tuesday. The indicator collates data such as vehicle sales, job advertisements, business confidence and money supply to gauge the economic ...
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. ATHERTON EARNS OVATION AT MAINLY MOZART

    Mainly Mozart concertmaster William Preucil tried to stay in his chair. When an orchestra wants to give its conductor special acknowledgment, it stays seated, allowing the conductor to take a solo bow. But conductor David Atherton, as he came back on stage to an enthusiastic standing ovation from the capacity crowd in the Balboa Theatre, literally pulled Preucil out of his chair.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: U-T San Diego

Quotes

  1. Vicente Del Bosque told reporters after the match that "We didn't play well mainly because we didn't get enough of the ball. It has been a very tough, very uncomfortable match but this is what we expected - they didn't let us play our game."
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: Vicente del Bosque Source: Football Issue

  2. "I did wrestle with it. I spent a lot of time agonizing over it, mainly with myself," Selig said. "But they really convinced me."
    on Jan 17, 2007 By: Bud Selig Source: 940 News

  3. She said in her inaugural address : "we must not only build on areas of agreement but, frankly, address doubts that remain on both sides, doubts among some Indians that the United States only sees India or mainly sees India in the context of...
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Organiser

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