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Could you just give us a general description of the work you do?
Her predictions are so general that they could apply to anybody.
We are prepared to discuss the deal in general terms, but the details are confidential.
I'm probably not making myself very clear, but you get the general idea.
There was general agreement at the meeting that the plan was too expensive.
The fighting could escalate into a more general war.
Family planning has now become general throughout society.
It's in the general interest that we should have a well-run health service.
As a general rule, shorter sentences are easier to understand.
I get the general impression that they aren't very happy.
He has this general attitude of superiority toward his colleagues.
Your general physical condition seems remarkably good.
a good general introduction to linguistics
science programmes that are accessible to the general viewer
The building and plumbing work will be done by a general contractor.
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