in the main

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: the main - for the most part; "he is mainly interested in butterflies" the main - without distinction of one from others; "he is interested in snakes in general"
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In the main they were trim, natty boats, made for speed and bad weather, and we sat down on the stringer-piece of the dock to study them.
until noon, in the main meeting hall of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, located at 42 West 44th Street New York, NY 10036.