Synonyms for principally

Grammar : Adv
Spell : prin-suh-puh-lee, -sip-lee
Phonetic Transcription : ˈprɪn sə pə li, -sɪp li

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Définition of principally

Origin :
  • mid-14c., "mostly, mainly; most importantly," from principal (adj.) + -ly (2). Late 14c. as "first of all." Meaning "for the most part" attested by 1832.
  • adv mainly
Example sentences :
  • I landed twice in this way, but the danger was principally in the first affair.
  • Extract from : « Ned Myers » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • The giver and the accepter are principally answerable in an unjust donation.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • I am told that these people now on board are principally from the South of England?
  • Extract from : « The Uncommercial Traveller » by Charles Dickens
  • Education was principally for those who expected to become priests or monks.
  • Extract from : « Introductory American History » by Henry Eldridge Bourne
  • During the collation the conversation was principally military.
  • Extract from : « Vivian Grey » by Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
  • He has something of the King about him, principally in his glance and smile.
  • Extract from : « The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Complete » by Madame La Marquise De Montespan
  • This plant is found on rich lawns recently manured, but principally on dung.
  • Extract from : « The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise » by M. E. Hard
  • It's principally on his account that I'm tryin' to stick it out for the month.
  • Extract from : « Cy Whittaker's Place » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Nellie did most of the talking thereafter; principally about George, and why he did not come.
  • Extract from : « The Rise of Roscoe Paine » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • I refused to say Thursday, principally because he had said it first.
  • Extract from : « The Rise of Roscoe Paine » by Joseph C. Lincoln

Antonyms for principally

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