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      adv  
   (=chiefly)   principalement, surtout  
She had an exciting career, mostly in Birmingham.      Elle a eu une carrière passionnante, principalement à Birmingham.  
→ Rattlesnakes hunt mostly at night.        
Her pictures sold well, mostly to friends and family.      Ses tableaux se sont bien vendus, principalement à des proches.  
to be mostly sth        [+material]   être composé principalement de qch  
Cars are mostly metal.      Les voitures sont composées principalement de métal.  
to consist mostly of sth      consister principalement en qch  
→ a company whose assets consist mostly of human beings.        
   (=for the most part)   pour la plupart  
→ ... men and women, mostly in their 30s ...        
The teachers are mostly quite nice.      La plupart des professeurs sont assez gentils., Les professeurs sont, pour la plupart, assez gentils.  
Translation English - French Collins Dictionary  
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most, modestly, motley, modesty

mostly adv.
surtout

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Fab 59:

Ex.: The audience was mostly middle-aged.

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Collaborative Dictionary     English-French
exp.
être composé principalement de qch
exp.
Les voitures sont composées principalement de métal.
exp.
consister principalement en qch
exp.
La plupart des professeurs sont assez gentils.
exp.
Les professeurs sont, pour la plupart, assez gentils.
exp.
Ses frères et sœurs ont une vingtaine d'années pour la plupart.
exp.
Elle a eu une carrière passionnante, principalement à Birmingham.
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'mostly' also found in translations in French-English dictionary
adv.
mostly
exp.
mostly
adv.
mostly
pron.
what is mostly lacking, what is missing mostly
adv.
in most cases ; mostly ; most often ; more often than not
n.
extreme-right influence groups, mostly on internet and social networks
term used mostly by people who are not in favor of them
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