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noun as in vague notion

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When members of the Hispanic Caucus talk about immigration, it is usually in generalities.

Shaked spoke in these generalities initially—referring to two sets of people, two polar opposites on a pendulum.

At first, Clinton tried to duck the question by talking in generalities.

Songs about grandiose generalities are well and good; that's what a lot of pop music consists of.

More likely, he'll talk about it only in vague generalities.

"I cannot beat about in the dark and merely turn myself loose in pleasant generalities, Mr. Gwynne," he said, gravely.

They are generalities, and we should like, in view of what has to be told, something sharper and more detailed.

Watch for trailing relatives, dangling participles, and straggling generalities at the end of sentences.

Dangling participles, trailing relatives, and straggling generalities can find no chance to hang on to a periodic sentence.

He gave them the generalities which didn't sound like generalities.


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On this page you'll find 13 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to generalities, such as: abstraction, observation, principle, law, generalization, and universality.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.