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n. -- person in the lead position of authority; chief; lead performer or star; person ultimately legally liable; one who engages another to act on their behalf, specifically, the person from whom an agent's authority derives.
My principal concern is my baby's safety.
The principal flautist took the stage.
Merrick Jones is the new principal of Jones and McDuff, CPAs.
Stephanie got sent to the principal's office because she sassed her teacher.
The principal is always alpha; all-important and influential.
"The principal is not your pal," Mr. Palgrave told naughty students.
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NOTE -- principle is ONLY a noun. Its adjectival form is "principled."
He followed the principle of "pay yourself first" and put money in savings each payday.
I don't like mud masques or mud baths. It's the principle of it. How can dirt be cleansing?
Joe is very principaled about who he dates--only vegan nonsmokers.
The principle of a level playing field lets learners lead.
Which of these tend to trip you up? Any other sets I should cover in future posts?