Definition of 'principally'
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Property now is principally an asset of the old. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Yet our universities are principally responsible for this. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Its services are used principally by multinational companies that need to buy or sell fuels. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The warm weather test for cold weather payments seems principally designed to lure the other parties to go further. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It was a highly political speech, designed principally to rally the troops. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Rather, his concern is principally with the transformation of work since the beginning of monopoly capitalism. Macrosociology: An Introduction to Human Societies (1995)As it principally concerns yourself, you ought to know its contents. Pride and Prejudice (1813)This was used principally to pay shareholders earlier, greatly increasing the return on their investment. Times, Sunday Times (2006)I was principally responsible for those studies. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Rather than being seen as a racy investment, they are principally used as a means of providing income. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The first concerned the fixing of a legal verdict on those deemed principally responsible for the Cultural Revolution. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This implicit knowledge is know-how: it consists principally in knowing how to apply the relevant concepts to particular situations. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)It's designed to be used principally on the lids, as a way of brightening and opening up the eye. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He added: 'If the police are neglecting these crimes which are at the very high end of serious then the leadership is principally responsible. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It is not principally concerned with the supply side and does not focus on the literature on planning, architecture, the building industry or the environment. Home-ownership - differentiation and fragmentation (1990)
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Translations for 'principally'
British English: principally ADVERB
Principally means more than anything else.
This is principally because the major export markets are slowing.
Definition of principally from the Collins English Dictionary
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