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principal
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Through the Looking-Glass
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  • Principal rivers—there ARE none.
  • Principal mountains—I’m on the only one, but I don’t think it’s got any name.
  • Principal towns—why, what ARE those creatures, making honey down there?
  • And Alice got the Red Queen off the table, and set it up before the kitten as a model for it to imitate: however, the thing didn’t succeed, principally, Alice said, because the kitten wouldn’t fold its arms properly.

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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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