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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GENERALIZE

It is just as impossible to generalize granite and slate, as it is to generalize a man and a cow.

There are too many words as well as too few; and they generalize the objects or ideas which they represent.

It may be said that these were excrescences or city fashions; that one must not generalize.

It is easier to generalize in this manner than to produce documents in proof.

It is dangerous to generalize from events not really settled.

Nor is it safe to generalize about him, or any other bird for that matter.

I am beginning to generalize—the very thing I was resolute to avoid.

We can only generalize as to when and how extensive this substitution of wheat for tobacco may have been.

When one sets out to generalize he does so at his own peril.

Some of the details she had forgotten, as she grew more and more to generalize.

WORD ORIGIN

1751, probably a new formation from general (adj.) + -ize. Middle English had generalisen (early 15c.). Related: Generalizable; generalized; generalizing.

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