Use of "a" or "the" in a sentence
We will be selling a majority of the furnishings ......or we will be selling the majority of the furnishings
When we use the article "the", we know which specific thing we are talking about. It isn't actually which furnishings, but which majority that you need to consider. There could be a slight majority, an overwhelming majority, or some other amount in between. You can show uncertainty (is it 51% or 99%?) by calling it a majority. If it doesn't matter in the context, or the reader will understand because of the type or number of items, then it can be the majority.
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