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synonyms for generalities

  • generalization
  • abstraction
  • half-truth
  • law
  • observation
  • principle
  • universality
  • abstract principle
  • loose statement
  • sweeping statement

antonyms for generalities

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  • detail
  • specific
  • specificity
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How to use generalities in a sentence

"I cannot beat about in the dark and merely turn myself loose in pleasant generalities, Mr. Gwynne," he said, gravely.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
They are generalities, and we should like, in view of what has to be told, something sharper and more detailed.
A THIN GHOST AND OTHERSM. R. (MONTAGUE RHODES) JAMES
Watch for trailing relatives, dangling participles, and straggling generalities at the end of sentences.
ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
Dangling participles, trailing relatives, and straggling generalities can find no chance to hang on to a periodic sentence.
ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
He gave them the generalities which didn't sound like generalities.
SENSE FROM THOUGHT DIVIDEMARK IRVIN CLIFTON
In well-worded generalities something was promised to all the classes and parties of France.
A HISTORY OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, YEAR BY YEAREDWIN EMERSON
There are other feelings concerned here than such amiable generalities as Joy, Pity, and Gratitude.
THE KNIGHT OF GWYNNE, VOL. II (OF II)CHARLES JAMES LEVER
Here he was now leaving glittering generalities, and telling story after story of his mother's courage and her wisdom.
THE OPEN QUESTIONELIZABETH ROBINS
But a Prime Minister should never go beyond generalities about commerce, agriculture, peace, and general philanthropy.
THE PRIME MINISTERANTHONY TROLLOPE
If she waited a few moments he would get back to generalities, and then she would come out and say good-night.
THE OPEN QUESTIONELIZABETH ROBINS
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