Examples of generally in a Sentence
He talked generally about his plans.
I had a generally good day.
It generally takes about a month for the shipment to arrive.
When stocks are up, bonds are generally down.
This town is generally regarded as a good place to raise kids.
Recent Examples of generally from the Web
The oil-rig count has generally been rising over the past year.
Courts have generally been reluctant to do so because, among other things, suicide is an impulsive act that’s difficult to predict, Pavela said.
In exchange for providing those benefits, employers generally cannot be sued in court for causing injuries.
But that is generally not the case, at least not according to Professor Robert Mundell, the Nobel Prize winner who has advised policy makers in the U.S., Europe, and China for decades and who celebrates his 85th birthday this week.
October has generally been the most destructive time of year for California wildfires.
These are kind things to offer when people have generally functional relationships that misfire every once in a while.
And the reviews have generally been favorable — leading to some questions about how Apple could ever top itself.
Eight-man football is generally designed for small schools with the average size of the 51 teams rounding out to about 202 students.
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First Known Use of generally
Synonymscommonly, naturally, natch [slang], normally, ordinarily, typically, usually
Antonymsabnormally, atypically, extraordinarily, uncommonly, untypically, unusually
Related Wordscustomarily, habitually, regularly, routinely; familiarly; conventionally, traditionally
Near Antonymsfunnily, oddly, peculiarly, queerly, strangely, weirdly; anomalously, irregularly; radically
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Definition of generally for Students
- Generally speaking, I don't enjoy horror movies.
- I anchored out near the ledge of rocks where I generally fish.
- —Oliver Butterworth, The Enormous Egg
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