Usage examples for generic

  1. In this case as before, Saxon is a generic rather than a particular name. – The Ethnology of the British Islands by Robert Gordon Latham
  2. 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
  3. After this generic description followed another figure representing the section of that particular district. – The Blazed Trail by Stewart Edward White
  4. The term " propriety," then, is a generic one. – A Little Book of Stoicism by St George Stock
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Hence the importance of realising the distinction between the two generic forms of naval activity. – Some Principles of Maritime Strategy by Julian Stafford Corbett
  12. The highest generic name for a learned man or doctor was " ollamh." – Irish Race in the Past and the Present by Aug. J. Thebaud
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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