Definition of 'generally'
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Players are generally effusive about their manager in public. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The people with qualifications in our country are generally the ones who keep it running. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Do we generally regard it as a good thing or a bad thing? Times, Sunday Times (2012)The national anthems were generally well respected. The Sun (2013)The latter are generally used when you want to leave your capital and income to different people. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The members were generally content to share offices. Infinite in All Directions (1989)These details will generally be given automatically. Corporate Cloak and Dagger (1994)Or been more damaging to the country generally. The Sun (2013)And they had a team generally regarded as one of the best of the modern era. The Sun (2010)But fragrance was used more generally to furnish a space and to establish a mood. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)But he was generally content to make his inevitable progress to a big score. The Sun (2006)In other areas the opposite has generally held true. Basic Marketing. Principles and Practice (1986)Instead it generally gives the prize to a book about dead boxers. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It is generally accepted that it helps to be in front of your own fans for the second leg. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Thus people are rendered fatalistic and generally accept their situation in life rather than make rational efforts to change it. Macrosociology: An Introduction to Human Societies (1995)They also worry more generally about the impact of Brexit on the economy. Times, Sunday Times (2016)An industry that is endorsed and publicised by endless smiling celebrities and generally an accepted part of modern life: cosmetic surgery. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They say, generally, that you should run. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Similar arguments have been raised, generally without success, in other jurisdictions. Christianity Today (2000)The justice system generally, he says, is not valued as is health and education. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'generally'
British English: generally /ˈdʒɛnrəlɪ/ ADVERB
You use generally to summarize a situation, activity, or idea without referring to the particular details of it.
Generally speaking, standards have improved.
- American English: generally
- Arabic: عَادَةً
- Brazilian Portuguese: geralmente
- Chinese: 通常
- Croatian: općenito
- Czech: obecně
- Danish: generelt
- Dutch: over het algemeen
- European Spanish: generalmente
- Finnish: yleensä
- French: généralement
- German: meist
- Greek: γενικά
- Italian: generalmente
- Japanese: 一般に
- Korean: 일반적으로
- Norwegian: generelt
- Polish: ogólnie
- European Portuguese: geralmente
- Romanian: în general
- Russian: в целом
- Spanish: generalmente
- Swedish: i allmänhet
- Thai: โดยทั่วไป
- Turkish: genellikle
- Ukrainian: взагалі
- Vietnamese: nói chung khái quát
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