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principal
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Great Expectations
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  • But he now reclined on his settle, taking very little notice of me, and talking principally about turnips.
  • To my surprise, he seemed at once to be principally if not solely interested in Drummle.
  • "They don’t mind what they ask of me, the subordinate; but you’ll never catch ’cause asking any questions of my principal."
  • So we fell into other talk, and it was principally about the way by which we were travelling, and about what parts of London lay on this side of it, and what on that.
  • He had nothing else to do, poor fellow, except at a certain hour of every afternoon to "go to Lloyd’s"—in observance of a ceremony of seeing his principal, I think.
  • He handed it to his principal instead of to me.
  • If you are unable to make up your quantum, my boy, you had better address yourself to a principal; there are plenty of principals in the profession, you know, and what is not worth the while of one, may be worth the while of another; that’s my recommendation to you, speaking as a subordinate.
  • If you are unable to make up your quantum, my boy, you had better address yourself to a principal; there are plenty of principals in the profession, you know, and what is not worth the while of one, may be worth the while of another; that’s my recommendation to you, speaking as a subordinate.
  • Now, there was no reasonable evidence to implicate any person but this woman, and on the improbabilities of her having been able to do it Mr. Jaggers principally rested his case.
  • The business of this enchanter on earth being principally to be talked at, sung at, butted at, danced at, and flashed at with fires of various colors, he had a good deal of time on his hands.
  • "Yah!" cried Wemmick, suddenly hitting out at the turnkey in a facetious way, "you’re dumb as one of your own keys when you have to do with my principal, you know you are.

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  • The principal idea is that decisions should be made by the people who are most knowledgeable about specific circumstances that impact the decision.
  • The singer was the principal performer; though the whole band was good.

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