Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Dec 20 05:17:59 UTC 2006

At 12/19/2006 09:02 PM, Alison Murie wrote:
>We *know* the perfect word's out there floating around, & being
>irritatingly elusive!  "Blindingly" would be a bit dramatic, I suppose.

There *is* a word out there (actually, two plus one variant), and I
have found them (one an adverb, the other an adjective):

predominantly (customary) -- or the variation predominately;
(undoubtedly) prevailing. -- prevailingly customary does not have the
right ring.

I have chosen the latter phrase.


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