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used in Through the Looking-Glass

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most important; or person who is most important
The exact meaning of principal can depend upon its context. For example:
  • "the principal idea" or "the principal performer" — the most important
  • "the principal of the school" — the person in charge
  • "a principal of a company" — an owner or person with controlling authority
  • "the principal in a transaction" (as contrasted to the agent) — the person on whose behalf an agent acts
  • 'Principal rivers—there ARE none.
    Chapter 3 — Looking-Glass Insects (2% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 1 — Looking-Glass House (37% in)
  • Principal mountains—I'm on the only one, but I don't think it's got any name.
    Chapter 3 — Looking-Glass Insects (2% in)
  • Principal towns—why, what ARE those creatures, making honey down there?
    Chapter 3 — Looking-Glass Insects (3% in)

There are no more uses of "principal" in Through the Looking-Glass.

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