general run

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we can't expect everybody to be like us,' John put his pipe into his mouth again, and smoked like one who felt his superiority over the general run of mankind.
In this respect it is different from the general run of roads in the Carpathians, for it is an old tradition that they are not to be kept in too good order.
Childers and Master Kidderminster walked in a curious manner; with their legs wider apart than the general run of men, and with a very knowing assumption of being stiff in the knees.
There is one verse that ought not to have been rejected, because it so evidently prophetically refers to the general run of Congresses of the United States:
Miss Fanny Squeers carefully treasured up this, and much more conversation on the same subject, until she retired for the night, when she questioned the hungry servant, minutely, regarding the outward appearance and demeanour of Nicholas; to which queries the girl returned such enthusiastic replies, coupled with so many laudatory remarks touching his beautiful dark eyes, and his sweet smile, and his straight legs--upon which last-named articles she laid particular stress; the general run of legs at Dotheboys Hall being crooked--that Miss Squeers was not long in arriving at the conclusion that the new usher must be a very remarkable person, or, as she herself significantly phrased it, 'something quite out of the common.
On the other hand, it must be owned I had not much reason to count upon a general run of good luck.
Stubbs is the soul of punctuality, honesty, and efficiency,--a thorough business hand, and as humane as the general run.
Equal to the general run of children at five months o-old
One of the things both the general run of Muslims and we ourselves need to make clear to them is that they can be devout and zealous without departing from the accepted, standard teachings of their faith and that those who try to lead into the ways of hate, murder and destruction are teachers of error and unfaithful to their religion.
Food trucks in general run their entire business through the power of word-of-mouth and, most importantly, social media.
Louis Cardinals' Busch Stadium, Juan Mata set up a pair of first-half goals for Chelsea against the general run of play.
The general run of London public housing ("council housing"), built to resettle the bombed areas, was ordinary, sensible, and honorable.

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