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Synonyms for general

Synonyms for general

belonging or relating to the whole

belonging to, shared by, or applicable to all alike

of, representing, or carried on by people at large

not limited to a single class

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Synonyms for general

the head of a religious order or congregation

a fact about the whole (as opposed to particular)

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command as a general

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applying to all or most members of a category or group

not specialized or limited to one class of things

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prevailing among and common to the general public

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affecting the entire body

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somewhat indefinite

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of worldwide scope or applicability

References in classic literature ?
When instant action is needed in the city of New York, a General Alarm can in five minutes be sent by the police wires over its whole vast area of three hundred square miles.
The general laid his hand on his forehead and was silent.
Partly, perhaps, for this reason, but much more on account of his inefficiency as a general, he was deprived of his command in 1756, and recalled to England.
One of them asked me how long our day was; and when I told him it was twelve hours long, as a general thing, he asked me if people where I was from considered it worth while to get up and wash for such a day as that.
In the outermost room were half a dozen exceptional people who had had, for a few years, some vague misgiving in them that things in general were going rather wrong.
Don Quixote when he saw Sancho's flight without wings asked the general if this was a usual ceremony with those who came on board the galleys for the first time; for, if so, as he had no intention of adopting them as a profession, he had no mind to perform such feats of agility, and if anyone offered to lay hold of him to whirl him about, he vowed to God he would kick his soul out; and as he said this he stood up and clapped his hand upon his sword.
In all the others a single judge presides, and proceeds in general either according to the course of the canon or civil law, without the aid of a jury.
Monseigneur," replied Athos, for amid the general fright he alone had preserved the noble calmness and coolness that never forsook him, "Monseigneur, the Musketeers, when they are not on duty, or when their duty is over, drink and play at dice, and they are certainly superior officers to their lackeys.
To be given, after my death, to General Durand, who shall bequeath the packet to his son, with an injunction to preserve it as containing an important document.
The general that hearkens to my counsel and acts upon it, will conquer: let such a one be retained in command
The General eyed me coldly, greeted me in rather haughty fashion, and dismissed me to pay my respects to his sister.
An hour passed away before the general came in, spent, on the part of his young guest, in no very favourable consideration of his character.
Quite so," replied the general, "and what can I do for you?
The commander of the regiment was an elderly, choleric, stout, and thick-set general with grizzled eyebrows and whiskers, and wider from chest to back than across the shoulders.
Go away--and send General Blug here," screamed the Nome King.