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Generally vs. Mainly

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Generallyadverb

Popularly or widely.

‘It is generally known that the Earth is round.’;

Mainlyadverb

(obsolete) Forcefully, vigorously.

Generallyadverb

As a rule; usually.

‘I generally have a walk in the afternoon.’;

Mainlyadverb

(obsolete) Of the production of a sound: loudly, powerfully.

Generallyadverb

Without reference to specific details.

‘Generally speaking’;

Mainlyadverb

(obsolete) To a great degree; very much.

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Generallyadverb

(obsolete) Collectively; as a whole; without omissions.

Mainlyadverb

Chiefly; for the most part.

Generallyadverb

In general; commonly; extensively, though not universally; most frequently.

Mainlyadverb

Very strongly; mightily; to a great degree.

Generallyadverb

In a general way, or in general relation; in the main; upon the whole; comprehensively.

‘Generally speaking, they live very quietly.’;

Mainlyadverb

Principally; chiefly.

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Generallyadverb

Collectively; as a whole; without omissions.

‘I counsel that all Israel be generally gathered unto thee.’;

Mainlyadverb

for the most part;

‘he is mainly interested in butterflies’;

Generallyadverb

usually; as a rule;

‘by and large it doesn't rain much here’;

Mainlyadverb

more than anything else

‘he is mainly concerned with fiction’;

Generallyadverb

without distinction of one from others;

‘he is interested in snakes in general’;

Mainlyadverb

for the most part

‘the west will be mainly dry’;

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Generallyadverb

without regard to specific details or exceptions;

‘he interprets the law broadly’;

Generallyadverb

in most cases; usually

‘the term of a lease is generally 99 years’;

Generallyadverb

in general terms; without regard to particulars or exceptions

‘a decade when France was moving generally to the left’; ‘generally speaking, things have been getting better’;

Generallyadverb

by or to most people; widely

‘the best scheme is generally reckoned to be the Canadian one’;

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