General in a sentence 🔊

Definition of General

Including or involving every part or member of a given or implied entity, whole etc.; as opposed to specific or particular. [from 13th c.] | (sometimes postpositive) Applied to a person (as a postmodifier or a normal preceding adjective) to indicate supreme rank, in civil or military titles, and later in other terms; pre-eminent. [from 14th c.] | Prevalent or widespread among a given class or area; common, usual. [from 14th c.]

Short Example Sentences for General

  • 1. There were cries and a general commotion. 🔊
  • 2. This was the signal for a general devastation. 🔊
  • 3. But the general aspect of things was quiet. 🔊
  • 4. The General was manifestly surprised. 🔊
  • 5. No general man, I promise you. 🔊
  • 6. I called on General Grant and took Susy with me. 🔊
  • 7. On the contrary, General Hood made a dive at Chattanooga. 🔊
  • 8. That reticence was part of the general constraint lying upon them all. 🔊
  • 9. A general silence followed the sudden rebuke of this very rich man. 🔊
  • 10. The truth of this remark, as a general proposition, will be readily admitted. 🔊
  • 11. Amidst the general rout the Prince also found himself a fugitive. 🔊
  • 12. All his affection and homage and worship of his General had come to the fore. 🔊
  • 13. Scipio asked Hannibal to name the greatest general the world had produced. 🔊
  • 14. Rev. Joseph T. Harris and I have been visiting General Sickles. 🔊

How to use General in Sentences?

  • 1. They had to use the great pieces of general ideas, but they exchanged them trivially. 🔊
  • 2. The following solution of one random placing of the disks will illustrate the general process. 🔊
  • 3. I know what has happened in a general way, and require no long story from either of you. 🔊
  • 4. The village had heard of mesmerism, in a general way, but had not encountered it yet. 🔊
  • 5. But General Hood did not play the military part that he was expected to play. 🔊
  • 6. Section I. General view of the relation between the divine and the human power. 🔊
  • 7. He is a General of very great Experience, and is very well beloved by the Officers. 🔊
  • 8. Neither the skill of the general nor the self-sacrifice of a handful of heroes was able to restore the battle. 🔊
  • 9. Renouard's violent but repressed exclamation was lost in a general murmur and shuffle of feet. 🔊
  • 10. There is a general agreement among those who have enjoyed the experience that surf-riding is productive of great exhilaration. 🔊
  • 11. The shrines are of equal size, so that the general effect of the whole edifice is that of a pyramid. 🔊
  • 12. Here there was a general wish expressed to have the manuscript read; particularly on the part of the inquisitive gentleman. 🔊
  • 13. There was a general murmur and movement in the surrounding assemblage, who expected to see some deed of violence committed. 🔊
  • 14. As a general practice, give the references in parenthesis or in footnotes, not in the body of the sentence. 🔊
  • 15. The General was looking and feeling far better than he had looked or felt for some months. 🔊
  • 16. The hardship of such a conclusion would be still more apparent in regard to the conduct of a man whose general character is well known to be good. 🔊
  • 17. Hubert was not attractive in general society, and he would soon have failed to interest them at all had it not been for Emily. 🔊
  • 18. Somehow or other, our great geniuses are not gregarious, they do not go in flocks, but fly singly in general society. 🔊
  • 19. I have not tried to give the General's language, but only the general idea of what he said. 🔊
  • 20. In general terms, it is universally acknowledged; and its application is easy where the impossibility is plain, or the contradiction glaring. 🔊
  • 21. The conversation turned upon cattle; he boasted of his breed, his mode of managing it, and of the general management of his estate. 🔊