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Definition of General

  • Relating to a genus or kind; pertaining to a whole class or order; as, a general law of animal or vegetable economy.
  • Comprehending many species or individuals; not special or particular; including all particulars; as, a general inference or conclusion.
  • Not restrained or limited to a precise import; not specific; vague; indefinite; lax in signification; as, a loose and general expression.
  • Common to many, or the greatest number; widely spread; prevalent; extensive, though not universal; as, a general opinion; a general custom.
  • Having a relation to all; common to the whole; as, Adam, our general sire.
  • As a whole; in gross; for the most part.
  • Usual; common, on most occasions; as, his general habit or method.
  • The whole; the total; that which comprehends or relates to all, or the chief part; -- opposed to particular.
  • One of the chief military officers of a government or country; the commander of an army, of a body of men not less than a brigade. In European armies, the highest military rank next below field marshal.
  • The roll of the drum which calls the troops together; as, to beat the general.
  • The chief of an order of monks, or of all the houses or congregations under the same rule.
  • a fact about the whole (as opposed to particular)
  • a general officer of the highest rank
  • the head of a religious order or congregation
  • command as a general
  • applying to all or most members of a category or group
  • affecting the entire body

How to use general in a sentence. General pronunciation.

The consuls and agents of all the nations save one were in brilliant uniform, and pashas, generals, and great officials were splendid in gold braid and lace, and wore flashing Orders on their breasts.
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One by one his plots had failed, until the day came when David advised Kaid to send him and his friends into the Soudan, with the punitive expedition under loyal generals.
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Address subscriptions and communications to the Augustan Reprint Society, in care of one of the General Editors.
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The anonymous 'Account of the Progress of the Reformation of Manners' (13th ed., 1705) boasted that the Societies had enlarged their design by causing books to be written which aimed at "laying open to the World the outragious Disorders and execrable Impieties of our most Scandalous Play-Houses, with the fatal Effects of them to the Nation in general, and the manifest Sin and Danger of particular Persons frequenting of them" (p. 2).
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Rome_ under _Heathenism_ were less obnoxious and offensive, which yet by the Primitive Fathers and General Councils stood condemned.
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Can modest and prudent Christians think, that the Opinion of the General Councils, Primitive Fathers, and so many wise and good Men in the several Ages of the Church, who have condemned the going to Plays as unlawful, and as a renouncing the Baptismal Engagements, doth not deserve great regard?
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Miss Ella M. Hymans, Curator of Rare Books, General Library, University of Michigan.
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Alvina Woodford, Photostat Department, General Library, University of Michigan.
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There was a simultaneous awakening, and a tumultuous muster of the brigade in the dark, and a general tumbling and sprawling over each other in the narrow aisle between the bedrows.
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He did a young man's share of the work; and did his share of conversing and entertaining from the general stand-point of any age-not from the arrogant, overawing summit-height of sixty years.
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But just for the sake of argument, suppose-in a kind of general way-suppose some person were to tell you that two-thousand-dollar ledges were simply contemptible-contemptible, understand-and that right yonder in sight of this very cabin there were piles of pure gold and pure silver-oceans of it-enough to make you all rich in twenty-four hours!
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He talked chiefly with Mr. Grove, a very quiet, somewhat careworn man; neither of them seemed able to shake off business, but they did not obtrude it on the company in general.
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Had Emmeline's experience lain among the more vigorously vulgar of her sex she would have marvelled at Mrs. Higgins's silence and general self-restraint during these last hours.
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To an educated native Slav, or to a professor of the Russian language, twenty or thirty Russian authors would no doubt seem important; but the general foreign reading public is quite properly mainly interested in only five standard writers, although contemporary novelists like Gorki, Artsybashev, Andreev, and others are at this moment deservedly attracting wide attention.
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In general, it may be said that the Russian is far more of an extremist, far more influenced by theory, than people of the West.
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Finally, in reading the works of Tolstoi, Turgenev, Dostoevski, Gorki, Chekhov, Andreev, and others, what is the general impression produced on the mind of a foreigner?
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I do not share the general enthusiasm for the narrative of the comically grotesque quarrel between the two Ivans: but the three stories, "Old-fashioned Farmers," "The Portrait," and "The Cloak," show to a high degree that mingling of Fantasy with Reality that is so characteristic of this author.
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The story is so full of disgressions, of remarks in mock apology addressed to the reader, of comparisons of the Russian people with other nations, of general disquisitions on realism, of glowing soliloquies in various moods, that the whole thing is a kind of colossal note-book.
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The general wretchedness of the serfs, the indifference of their owners to their condition, the pettiness and utter meanness of village gossip, the ridiculous affectations of small-town society, the universal ignorance, stupidity, and dulness-all these are remorselessly revealed in the various bargains made by the hero.
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In general the novel is nothing else but a merciless and destructive criticism on the young generation.
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Examples of General

Example #1
David had been asked for half-past eight o'clock, and he was there on the instant; yet here was every one assembled, the Prince Pasha included.
Example #2
He was a curious figure in those surroundings.
Example #3
It was David's dream that, in the field of war, a better spirit might enter into Achmet and his friends; that patriotism might stir in them.
Example #4
Achmet did not understand clemency.
Example #5
The annual membership fee is $2.50.
Example #6
Editorial Advisors: Louis I. Bredvold, University of Michigan; James L. Clifford, Columbia University; Benjamin Boyce, University of Nebraska; Cleanth Brooks, Louisiana State University; Arthur Friedman, University of Chicago; James R. Sutherland, Queen Mary College, University of London; Emmett L. Avery, State College of Washington; Samuel Monk, Southwestern University.