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principal
used in The Adventures of Captain Underpants

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Definition
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
  • That's Mr. Krupp, the principal.
    p. 17.9
principal = the person in charge of the school
  • Now, Mr. Krupp was the meanest, sourest old principal in the whole history of Jerome Horwitz Elementary School.
    p. 18.2
  • And how some huge pranks (and a little blackmail) turned their principal into the coolest superhero of all time.
    p. 21.6
  • George Beard and Harold Hutchins, please report to Principal Krupp's office at once.
    p. 29.5
  • George and Harold entered Principal Krupp's office and sat down on the chairs in front of his desk.
    p. 30.1
  • "Aw, that's too bad," said Principal Krupp.
    p. 31.1
  • "I thought you'd never ask," laughed Principal Krupp.
    p. 35.9
  • "Anything?" asked Principal Krupp with delight.
    p. 37.6
  • "Call it what you like," Principal Krupp snapped, "but if you two don't follow that list exactly, then this tape becomes the property of the Horwitz Knuckleheads!"
    p. 38.5
  • George held up his hand and showed the ring to Principal Krupp.
    p. 48.5
  • The boys looked up at their principal, who had been standing behind them in a trance all morning.
    p. 52.5
  • Principal Krupp took the videotape out of his file cabinet.
    p. 115.0
  • Principal Krupp turned back into ....
    p. 119.7

There are no more uses of "principal" in The Adventures of Captain Underpants.

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