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 Meanings and Examples of PRINCIPAL
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principal
 a.  highest in rank, authority, importance, or degree
Classic Sentence: (160 in 11 pages)
1  They deputed two of their principal people with all expedition to inquire into the truth of the matter; these executed their commission like men of sense, and soon returned with good news.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In XVI
2  There are loopholes only in the south wall, as the principal attack came from that quarter.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II—HOUGOMONT
3  He traversed the line of the principal outposts, halting here and there to talk to the sentinels.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VII—NAPOLEON IN A GOOD HUMOR
4  When the coach set out for Lagny a few minutes later, it did not encounter him in the principal street of Chelles.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI—WHICH POSSIBLY PROVES BOULATRUELLE'S INTELLIGE...
5  It was this old woman, ornamented with the name of the principal lodger, and in reality intrusted with the functions of portress, who had let him the lodging on Christmas eve.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER III—TWO MISFORTUNES MAKE ONE PIECE OF GOOD FORTUN...
6  The principal building, taken in its entirety, was a juxtaposition of hybrid constructions which, viewed from a bird's-eye view, outlined, with considerable exactness, a gibbet laid flat on the ground.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER VIII—POST CORDA LAPIDES
7  Be near the principal altar, with your iron bar, at eleven o'clock.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER III—MOTHER INNOCENTE
8  The "principal lodger" of Jean Valjean's day was dead and had been replaced by another exactly like her.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIII—LITTLE GAVROCHE
9  The principal one, and that which was invariable, was to keep his door absolutely closed during the day, and never to receive any one whatever except in the evening.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII—RULE: RECEIVE NO ONE EXCEPT IN THE EVENING
10  Here are the names of the principal ones.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—A GROUP WHICH BARELY MISSED BECOMING HISTORIC
11  He gave three francs a month to the old principal tenant to come and sweep his hole, and to bring him a little hot water every morning, a fresh egg, and a penny roll.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER II—MARIUS POOR
12  My principal object is to satisfi the desire which progressively.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER III—QUADRIFRONS
13  This remarkable epoch is decidedly circumscribed and is beginning to be sufficiently distant from us to allow of our grasping the principal lines even at the present day.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER I—WELL CUT
14  The House of Bourbon was to France the illustrious and bleeding knot in her history, but was no longer the principal element of her destiny, and the necessary base of her politics.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER I—WELL CUT
15  All the problems that the socialists proposed to themselves, cosmogonic visions, revery and mysticism being cast aside, can be reduced to two principal problems.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV—CRACKS BENEATH THE FOUNDATION
Example Sentence: (34 in 3 pages)
16  One of the teacher's principal duties is to prepare students for external examinations.
17  The six principal roles in this opera have an average vocal range of two octaves.
18  The principal reason for my change of mind is this.
19  A country's principal resource is its brainpower.
20  We looked around the school and talked with the principal.
21  The principal castigate the student who have insult their teacher.
22  Thus Stiglitz sees the control problem as a multiple-principal-single- agent problem with each principal having a somewhat different objective.
23  We could tell we were in serious trouble from the gravity of the principal's expression.
24  Sometimes all suspended their by-play to observe and listen to the principal actors.
25  Lots of the principal people gathered around the king, to let him see they was on his side.
26  The navy is our principal bulwark against invasion.
27  The principal would severely reprove the students whenever they talked in the halls.
28  When the principal canceled the senior prom because some seniors had been late to school that week, we thought the draconian punishment was far too harsh for such a minor violation of the rules.
29  In her lengthy harangue, the principal berated the offenders.
30  You would be suspended for a week, if you ape the principal in front of the whole school like Tom.