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  • adv. In the general case; without further assumption; without qualification; in all respects.
  • adv. generally

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  • n. publicly.
  • n. in the main; for the most part.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. without distinction of one from others


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  • Tetracycline was a useful antibiotic drug, with potential for daily use by a physician in general practice.

    Diffusion of Innovations

  • St. Benedict in his Rule (written about 530) prescribes the use of responsories after the Lessons of Matins, but he gives no intimation as to their form, implying rather that they were in general use and therefore well-known.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • He was not only well informed in general history but well acquainted with that of America . . . he conversed freely on the belles-lettres.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • Because the flow of all future paths is what is called probabilistic, known in general but not exactly, the exact future is not contained within the present.


  • When I complimented him on the meal in general and on the tasty gravy that had been ladled across our rotelli Bolognese in particular, his face took on an expression akin to the one you see on the faces of new parents when they begin to speak of their child.

    The Italian Summer

  • Orphanage, Mulagamude, with 276 inmates, foundling home and widows 'home; dispensary at Mulagamude; nursing department in general hospital, Trivandrum women and children's hospital, Trivandrum, and district hospital, Quilon, under Sisters of the Holy Cross.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • It was laid down that the public schools were in general to be denominational in character; but that everywhere, as exceptions, undenominational public schools were permissible, and in two provinces, Nassau and Posen, should be the rule.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Little is known about the functions exercised by these regionarii, as in general concerning the ecclesiastical administration in ancient Rome, in as far as it affected the regions.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • There were also divergences of opinion as to the nature of the faculties in general in themselves and to what extent there was a distinctio realis between faculties and the essence of the soul.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Because their doctrines were esoteric and exoteric, and because it was believed that men in general could not understand the higher paths, the Priscillianists, or at least those of them who were enlightened, were permitted to tell lies for the sake of a holy end.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss


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