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- Popularly or widely.
- It is generally known that the Earth is round.
- As a rule; usually.
- I generally have a walk in the afternoon.
- 1661, John Fell, The Life of the most learned, reverend and pious Dr. H. Hammond
- During the whole time of his abode in the university he generally spent thirteen hours of the day in study; by which assiduity besides an exact dispatch of the whole course of philosophy, he read over in a manner all classic authors that are extant […]
- 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 1, in The Celebrity:
- He used to drop into my chambers once in a while to smoke, and was first-rate company. When I gave a dinner there was generally a cover laid for him. I liked the man for his own sake, and even had he promised to turn out a celebrity it would have had no weight with me.
- Without reference to specific details.
- Generally speaking …
- (obsolete) Collectively; as a whole; without omissions.
- (popularly or widely): commonly
- (as a rule; usually): basically, by and large, commonly, ordinarily, mostly, regularly, wontedly; see also Thesaurus:mostly or Thesaurus:usually or Thesaurus:normally
- (without reference to specific details): generically; see also Thesaurus:generally
- (collectively): collaboratively, en masse; see also Thesaurus:jointly
popularly or widely
as a rule; usually
without reference to specific details