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 Meanings and Examples of GENERAL
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general
 n.  army officer of very high rank
 a.  affecting all or most people, places or things
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Of himself, however, the traveller had spoken little; or, if he had spoken at any length, he had done so in a general sort of way and with marked modesty.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER I
2  Nevertheless, said Chichikov, the general equity of this measure did not obviate a certain amount of annoyance to landowners, since it forced them to pay upon a non-living article the tax due upon a living.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER V
3  Consequently, the ceremony being over, there was a general reaching for hats and caps.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER VII
4  Such were the unfavourable comments which Chichikov passed upon balls in general.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER VIII
5  Finally, he delivered on Chichikov, with acutely-knitted brows, a eulogy couched in the most charming of terms, and coupled with sundry sentiments on the subject of friendship and affection in general.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER IX
6  The debate in question, it was proposed, should be held at the residence of the Chief of Police, who is known to our readers as the father and the general benefactor of the town.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER IX
7  In general, we Russians do not make a good show at representative assemblies, for the reason that, unless there be in authority a leading spirit to control the rest, the affair always develops into confusion.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER X
8  Ten versts away there lived the general whom we have heard expressing himself in highly uncomplimentary terms concerning Tientietnikov.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER I
9  Lastly, as he inspected the library and dilated on books in general, he contrived an opportunity to observe that literature safeguarded a man from a tendency to waste his time.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER I
10  God give you good health and the rank of a general, while we will be content to look on and admire, worthy.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
11  She used suddenly to go abroad, and suddenly return to Russia, and led an eccentric life in general.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
12  He made haste to be the first to offer his hand to Arkady and Bazarov, as though understanding beforehand that they did not want his blessing, and he behaved himself in general without constraint.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
13  Even the servants were infected by the general gaiety.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
14  No, not a general, but every bit as good as a general, I tell you.
The Inspector-General By Nicolay Gogol
Get Context   In ACT III
15  Yes, he's a general, only the other way round.
The Inspector-General By Nicolay Gogol
Get Context   In ACT III
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  They met when Clinton was attorney general of Arkansas and Riady was an intern at an investment bank there.
17  The Washington state attorney general had not decided whether to appeal the decision to the Supreme Court.
18  Clinton named a new assistant attorney general for civil rights, Deval Patrick, who persuaded the administration to switch sides.
19  There is a general presumption that fatty foods are bad for your heart.
20  The Afro-Asian nations had approved the basic general principles of non-alignment.
21  The general assigned him to do the tough task.
22  The general has removed the troop to the front.
23  The newspaper's forecast that the Democrats would be totally beaten in the general election came true.
24  He stated himself pleased with the general appearance and appointments of the unit.
25  The general drift of the article was that society doesn't value older people.
26  I'm afraid I can't give you a general overview of the situation.
27  The general feeling at the meeting was that a vote should be taken.
28  The general had served as a soldier in the earlier war.
29  She deputizes for me as general manager while I am on holiday.
30  In general, it was the better-educated voters who voted Yes in the referendum.