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It is the paradox of life that the way to miss pleasure is to seek it first. The very first condition of lasting happiness is that a life should be full of purpose, aiming at something outside self.
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Etymology

From Middle French majorité.

Noun

Singular
majority

Plural
majorities

majority (majorities)
  1. More than half (50%) of some group
    The majority agreed that the new proposal was the best.
  2. The difference between the winning vote and the rest of the votes
    The winner with 53% had a 6% majority over the loser with 47%.
  3. (dated) Legal adulthood
    By the time I reached my majority, I had already been around the world twice.
  4. (UK) The office held by a member of the armed forces in the rank of major
    On receiving the news of his promotion, Charles Snodgrass said he was delighted to be entering his majority.

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