Part of speech: adverb

For the most part.

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Usage examples "mainly":

  1. His hours passed mainly in devotion and anticipation. - "Warlock o' Glenwarlock", George MacDonald.
  2. A few more questions, mainly personal, as to his address, business, probable presence in Paris for the next few weeks, and M. Lafolay was permitted to depart. - "The Rome Express", Arthur Griffiths.
  3. The whole day was mainly a battle of big guns. - "My Reminiscences of the Anglo-Boer War", Ben Viljoen.