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- Then the king begins to work his jaw again, and says how him and his nieces would be glad if a few of the main principal friends of the family would take supper here with them this evening, and...Chapter 25 (25% in)
principal = most important (in this case, "the closest friends")
- ...made a little speech, and praised up this tragedy, and said it was the most thrillingest one that ever was; and so he went on a-bragging about the tragedy, and about Edmund Kean the Elder, which was to play the main principal part in it;Chapter 23 (5% in)
- Lots of the principal people gethered around the king, to let him see they was on his side.Chapter 29 (4% in)
There are no more uses of "principal" in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
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