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preponderance

pree pond ruhns

  • n  superiority in power or influence
    the preponderance of good over evil
    the preponderance of wealth and power
  • n  a superiority in numbers or amount
    a preponderance of evidence against the defendant
  • n  exceeding in heaviness; having greater weight
    the least preponderance in either pan will unbalance the scale

  • This does not mean merely in men (in the last war some attacks failed with a 16-to-1 preponderance in men), but in fire power.
  • The preponderance of kidnapping and the general perception that the police cannot be trusted are symptoms of the breakdown of Mexican law enforcement in the face of a highly .
  • The preponderance of evidence would suggest that it's sleep apnea, which is known to cause severe blood-pressure variations.
News & Articles

  • O'Hagan's family speaks out after sex crime sentencing
    A murder suspect is sentenced to nearly 16 years for an unrelated sex crime. The family of the slain woman doesn't think the punishment fits. Richard Fletcher, a suspect in the 2010 murder of Mary "Pat" O'Hagan, was sentenced in U.S. District court Tuesday to less than 16 years in prison for an unrelated crime.  "That the judge would find the preponderance, but there still would be no real ...
    June 12, 2013 - WPTZ Burlington
  • County upholds DA's demotion/transfer of outspoken prosecutor
    According to a letter from a county labor relations representative to the Government Attorneys Association, the union failed to establish by a preponderance of the evidence in its grievance that Rosen's actions toward prosecutor Jim Sibley were capricious or discriminatory.
    June 12, 2013 - Contra Costa Times
Quotes

  • Condoleezza Rice in Xinhua
    I just don't think there's any question about who has the preponderance of power in the Western Hemisphere,Rice told reporters at a press conference, when asked whether the United States views the strengthening military relations between...
  • Mike Huckabee in Macon Telegraph
    This court has repeatedly held that, under the Sixth Amendment, any fact that exposes a defendant to a greater potential sentence must be found by the jury, not a judge, and established beyond a reasonable doubt, not merely by a preponderance of... Ruth Bader Ginsburg http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Bader_Ginsburg&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNE_y12gmoT5rtusZg-Rxy_GhrG8uQ International Herald Tribune http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/01/22/america/NA-GEN-US-Prison-Sentences.php&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFsyTKq4S2Sau1cn1pr_p854nsnVw Jan 22, 2007 77101 104005 preponderance - When asked about the nomination hearings of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Huckabee said: I watched or listened to many hours of the Thomas hearings and was firmly convinced that the preponderance of testimony backed up Clarence Thomas."

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