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prin·ci·pal·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chiefly, principally, primarily, mainly, in the mainadverb

    for the most part

    "he is mainly interested in butterflies"

Wiktionary

  1. principallyadverb

    In a primary manner; pertaining to the principal of a matter.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Principallyadverb

    Chiefly; above all; above the rest.

    Etymology: from principal.

    If the minister of divine offices shall take upon him that holy calling for covetous or ambitious ends, or shall not design the glory of God principally, he polluteth his heart. Tayl.

    They wholly mistake the nature of criticism, who think its business is principally to find fault. Dryden.

    The resistance of water arises principally from the vis inertiæ of its matter, and by consequence, if the heavens were as dense as water, they would not have much less resistance than water. Isaac Newton, Opticks.

    What I principally insist on, is due execution. Jonathan Swift.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Principallyadverb

    in a principal manner; primarily; above all; chiefly; mainly

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of principally in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of principally in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of principally in a Sentence

  1. Louis XIV of France:

    Do not follow the bad example which I have set you; I have often undertaken war too lightly and have sustained it for vanity. Do not imitate me, but be a peaceful prince, and may you apply yourself principally to the alleviation of the burdens of your subjects

  2. Defense James Mattis:

    We have been engaging with their home countries. Home being the country they were a citizen of when they left to go fight. Now, in some cases, those countries have stripped them of their citizenship, so they have a different view as far as what their status is today. So this is not simple, now that's being worked principally, of course, by State Department, and we're giving all the support that we can.

  3. Josh Billings:

    Laughing is the sensation of feeling good all over and showing it principally in one spot.

  4. John Conlon:

    The important part is that the online sales were much stronger than expected. The brick-and-mortar were less than expected, so the online sales, and principally Amazon, saved the day.

  5. The Leipzig court:

    Such restrictions, in their intensity, do not go beyond other passage and stopping bans as justified by road law requirements, which motorists always have to reckon with and which they principally have to accept.

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    directed outward; marked by interest in others or concerned with external reality
    • A. contiguous
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    • C. soft-witted
    • D. ectomorphic

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