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[sentence adverb] For the most part; chiefly:‘he was principally a landscape painter’
mainly, mostly, chiefly, for the most part, in the main, on the whole, largely, by and large, to a large extent, to a great degree, predominantly, predominately, above all, first and foremost, basically, substantially, overall, in general, effectively, especially, particularly, primarily, generally, usually, typically, commonly, as a ruleView synonyms
- ‘The crowds will show up principally to enjoy their favourite big-name musical acts.’
- ‘They now have to lease the trains that they use, principally from three private companies.’
- ‘The lecturer dealt principally with the budding of fruit trees and the control of insect pests.’
- ‘The Newman Institute was what principally attracted him to come and live in Ballina.’
- ‘Before then, corn had been sold in the open air, principally in Pavement.’
- ‘It's principally a high-altitude tourist resort and the prices can be as high as the mountains.’
- ‘That Act will principally deal with all complaints issues and disciplinary issues.’
- ‘Bell specialises in reed or pipe instruments from exotic locations, principally South East Asia.’
- ‘This analysis ignores gains in quality of life, principally because of a lack of information.’
- ‘Wigtown, once famous principally for its covenanting martyrs, is these days a book town.’
- ‘The buildings at the property comprise, principally, the main house which fronts onto the driveway.’
- ‘I expertly hold the glasses up to the natural light principally because that's what Bill is doing.’
- ‘We try to police these matches principally with off-duty officers - that's the aim.’
- ‘From a very early age, she read and wrote extensively about several subjects, principally astronomy.’
- ‘This CD focuses principally on songs and arias recorded in one week in March 1907.’
- ‘In most instances coals principally generate and expel gas on heating in the subsurface.’
- ‘They feel visual communication is principally concerned with good taste.’
- ‘Vinifera grapes are used principally for wine-making, table grapes, and drying grapes.’
- ‘The restriction is principally one of procedure rather than substance.’
- ‘The main causes of death were cholera, typhoid, and typhus, due principally to a total neglect of hygiene.’
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