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general sb. (the military sense is used fig. in Gent. IV. i. 61, LLL. III. i. 195 [187], Rom. V. iii. 219 “ of your woes,” Sonn. cliv. 7)
1. “the general,” the whole Troil. I. iii. 342.
2. people in general, the public, the multitude Cæs. II. i. 12, Ham. II. ii. 466 [457] “'twas caviare to the ”
3. that which is common to all Troil. I. iii. 180 “Severals and generals of grace.”
4. in general, (i) in a body, collectively; universally, without exception 1H4 IV. iii. 26 “So are the horses of the enemy In ,” Troil. IV. v. 21 (i.e. by all), Cæs. IV. ii. 29, Lucr. 1484; (ii) in all respects Per. V. i. 185 “Most wise in ” ; (iii) generally Cæs. II. ii. 29 “to the world in general as to Cæsar.”
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