Usage examples for generic

  1. The generic resemblance contemplated is just what we should expect to find, if the doctrine of evolutionary psychology be true. – A Candid Examination of Theism by George John Romanes
  2. As these oblique furrows form so marked a character of the majority of the teeth, Dr. Falconer gave to the fossil the generic name of Plagiaulax. – The Student's Elements of Geology by Sir Charles Lyell
  3. My full belief is, that these words were used in both a generic and special sense, as is the word corn, which denotes bread- stuffs in general, and also a particular kind of them; as is the word meat, the meaning of which is, sometimes, confined to flesh that is eaten, and, at other times, as is frequently the case in the Scriptures, extends to food in general; and, as is the word servant, which is suitable, either in reference to a particular form of servitude, or to servitude in general. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  4. Nothing was more natural than that the Rommany on first coming to England should speak of far- away regions as being the same as the land they had left, and among such ignorant people the second generation could hardly fail to extend the term and make it generic. – The English Gipsies and Their Language by Charles G. Leland
  5. The genus Agaricus occupies the first place, and surpasses, in the number of species, all the other generic groups known. – Fungi: Their Nature and Uses by Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
  6. In this case as before, Saxon is a generic rather than a particular name. – The Ethnology of the British Islands by Robert Gordon Latham
  7. The truth is that Freemasonry in a generic sense is simply a system of binding men together for any given purpose, since it is obvious that allegories and symbols, like the x and y of algebra, can be interpreted in a hundred different manners. – Secret Societies And Subversive Movements by Nesta H. Webster
  8. Therefore, as a grand generic distinction, we can say that " woman" should be used when the realities of life and character are treated of. – Manners and Social Usages by Mrs. John M. E. W. Sherwood
  9. The highest generic name for a learned man or doctor was " ollamh." – Irish Race in the Past and the Present by Aug. J. Thebaud
  10. The term " propriety," then, is a generic one. – A Little Book of Stoicism by St George Stock
  11. A graceful composition, and most happy command of all the actual effects of the landscape which he had seen, were his highest qualities; his retention of the minutest details of the generic or specific characteristics of tree, rock, or cloud was unsurpassed by the work of any landscape painter whose work I know, and everything he knew he rendered with a rapidity and precision which were simply inconceivable by one who had not seen him at work. – The Autobiography of a Journalist, Volume I by William James Stillman
  12. And it is said to have received its generic name on account of its foliage somewhat resembling that of the common fig. – The Confessions of a Beachcomber by E J Banfield
  13. M. S. 181. " Attempt after attempt has been made to find some fundamental characters in the human brain, on which to base a generic distinction between man and the brute creation." – The Faith of the Millions (2nd series) by George Tyrrell
  14. Don't you think " correspondent" rather a good generic term for " man of letters," from the point of view of the country- town newspaper reader?... – The Letters of William James, Vol. II by William James
  15. After this generic description followed another figure representing the section of that particular district. – The Blazed Trail by Stewart Edward White
  16. Natural history does not study such or such an individual, but the generic type that every individual bears in itself, that alone remains unchangeable, when the individuals pass away and vanish. – Lectures on the true, the beautiful and the good by Victor Cousin
  17. A veritable feu- de- joie this on the part of the triumphant Mrs. Darrow, for needless to say " that woman" referred particularly in this instance to Miriam, though as a rule with her the term was generic, to be applied alike to anyone of the numerous and unfortunate females who happened to be in her black books. – A Woman's Burden by Fergus Hume
  18. Three or four of the bottles were broken to pieces, and in their fall they had fallen on a little glass case, the chief pride and ornament of Mrs. Huffham's shop, which was divided into compartments, in one of which were cigars, in another reels of cotton and hanks of thread, and in a third such trifles as packets of hair- pins, pots of pomade, note- paper and envelopes, and a variety of articles which might be classified under the generic name of " fancy goods." – A Hero of Romance by Richard Marsh
  19. I do not even give a generic or specific history of one of them, except so far as they are all casually and incidentally described in these anecdotes. – Stories about Animals: with Pictures to Match by Francis C. Woodworth
  20. Hence the importance of realising the distinction between the two generic forms of naval activity. – Some Principles of Maritime Strategy by Julian Stafford Corbett