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War and Peace
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  • The movement of these wrinkles formed the principal play of expression on his face.
  • Bolkonski was invited everywhere, and had to spend the whole morning calling on the principal Austrian dignitaries.
  • The footman, who was distributing leaflets with Kutuzov’s cantata, laid one before Pierre as one of the principal guests.
  • The duel between Pierre and Dolokhov was hushed up and, in spite of the Emperor’s severity regarding duels at that time, neither the principals nor their seconds suffered for it.
  • Such were Willarski and even the Grand Master of the principal lodge.
  • Which is the principal aim of these three?
  • Pierre, as one of the principal guests, had to sit down to boston with Count Rostov, the general, and the colonel.
  • Besides these Russians and foreigners who propounded new and unexpected ideas every day—especially the foreigners, who did so with a boldness characteristic of people employed in a country not their own—there were many secondary personages accompanying the army because their principals were there.
  • 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.
  • ") L’amour which the Frenchman worshiped consisted principally in the unnaturalness of his relation to the woman and in a combination of incongruities giving the chief charm to the feeling.
  • There they are, those false images that agitated, enraptured, and tormented me," said he to himself, passing in review the principal pictures of the magic lantern of life and regarding them now in the cold white daylight of his clear perception of death.

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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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