absolute majority

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absolute majority

a number of votes totalling over 50 per cent, such as the total number of votes or seats obtained by a party that beats the combined opposition
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If you had not been a total stranger yourself for a whole year past," answered Mrs.
Tarzan spoke to the girl, thanking her for the sacrifice she had made for him, a total stranger.
Taken aback by the sight of a total stranger, who bowed with a tolerably awkward air, she looked at me with a coolly courteous expression and an adorable pout, in which I, who knew her secret, could read the full extent of her disappointment.
Luker, or some such name--though the man is, of course, a total stranger to her.
I wish he was so very strange a man as to be a total stranger,' answered the sharp little thing.