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:
Being slightly depressed, however, she went on to think of the only people she had known who had not seemed to her at all selfish or fond of money, who had seemed to her somehow rather finer than the general run; people she willingly acknowledged, who were finer than she was.
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. We can't have perfection; and if I keep him, I must sustain his administration as a whole, even if there are, now and then, things that are exceptionable.
Equal to the general run of children at five months o-old!
Traffic and travel information service Tyne and Wear UTMC were monitoring the road and said congestion could have been caused by people starting work again after the school half-term holidays or a general run up to the Christmas rush.
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.

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