generality

[ jen-uh-ral-i-tee ]SEE DEFINITION OF generality
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Now, the fact is, I am a very bad painter, but not much worse than the generality.

And too much encouraged, I doubt, my dear, by the generality of our sex!

Generality important in the subject, particularity in the predicate.information.

Like the generality of his countrymen, he looked much older than he was.

Do you positively think her so much superior to the generality of women?

But if the generality of men should meddle with and make use of horses, do they spoil them?

I speak of the generality, not of the few black swans among us.

In this he was different from the generality of his countrymen.

He contemplates the human mind in the generality of its great elements.

On their heads were broad slouching hats: the generality of them were bare-footed.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, from Old French generalité, from Latin generalitatem (nominative generalitas) "generality," from generalis (see general (adj.)). Related: Generalities. Form generalty is attested from late 14c.

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