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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 ?
Your Majesty must excuse her,' the Red Queen said to Alice, taking one of the White Queen's hands in her own, and gently stroking it: 'she means well, but she can't help saying foolish things, as a general rule.
The laws of correlation of growth, the importance of which should never be overlooked, will ensure some differences; but, as a general rule, I cannot doubt that the continued selection of slight variations, either in the leaves, the flowers, or the fruit, will produce races differing from each other chiefly in these characters.
Now in this map we see that the reefs tinted pale and dark-blue, which have been produced by the same order of movement, as a general rule manifestly stand near each other.
Therefore, if the shop existed and if this object were really in the window, it would prove that he had been able to concentrate his attention on this article at a moment when, as a general rule, his absence of mind would have been too great to admit of any such concentration; in fact, very shortly after he had left the railway station in such a state of agitation.
And as a general rule, which may make all creditors who are inclined to be severe pretty comfortable in their minds, no men embarrassed are altogether honest, very likely.
As a general rule, Providence seldom vouchsafes to mortals any more than just that degree of encouragement which suffices to keep them at a reasonably full exertion of their powers.