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Definition of Generality

Generality

  1. The state of being general; the quality of including species or particulars.
  2. That which is general; that which lacks specificalness, practicalness, or application; a general or vague statement or phrase.
  3. The main body; the bulk; the greatest part; as, the generality of a nation, or of mankind.

Generality Quotations

The generality of men are naturally apt to be swayed by fear rather than reverence, and to refrain from evil rather because of the punishment that it brings than because of its own foulness.
Aristotle

The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures, they are safe only because nobody has sought after them.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Since the generality of persons act from impulse, much more than from principle, men are neither so good nor so bad as we are apt to think them.
Augustus Hare

As soon as there is language, generality has entered the scene.
Jacques Derrida

For parlor use, the vague generality is a life saver.
George Ade
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