PRINCIPAL's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of principal
a. highest in rank, authority, character, importance, or degree
Lots of the principal people gathered around the king, to let him see they was on his side.
Sentence in Classic:
Little boys were sent out into the principal streets of Dublin early on Friday morning with bundles of handbills.
Dubliners By James Joyce Context
As he looked at it, he observed that there were flags in some of the principal streets, and other signs of festivity.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Slowly and solemnly he was borne into Briony Lodge and laid out in the principal room, while I still observed the proceedings from my post by the window.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
He perceived that it was no good talking to the old man, and that the principal person in the house was the mother.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Anna meantime went back to her boudoir, took a wine glass and dropped into it several drops of a medicine, of which the principal ingredient was morphine.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Bolkonski was invited everywhere, and had to spend the whole morning calling on the principal Austrian dignitaries.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Pierre, as one of the principal guests, had to sit down to boston with Count Rostov, the general, and the colonel.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Two months previously when Pierre was already staying with the Rostovs he had received a letter from Prince Theodore, asking him to come to Petersburg to confer on some important questions that were being discussed there by a society of which Pierre was one of the principal founders.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy Context
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 Context
The principal gentleman who officiated behind the counter, took a good deal of notice of me; and often got me, I recollect, to decline a Latin noun or adjective, or to conjugate a Latin verb, in his ear, while he transacted my business.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
The robbery at the Bank had not languished before, and did not cease to occupy a front place in the attention of the principal of that establishment now.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens Context