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generic

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mod. cheap; plain; undesirable. I don’t want any old generic car, I want something with power and good looks.
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However, freshness of story--including a generically friendly boyfriend who likes Christina from the very beginning and whose love, refreshingly, is not an issue of contention--makes this story of Christina's growth from depression to engagement with life altogether engrossing.
The range is wide both chronologically and generically, from Judge Daniel Horsmanden's account of the "legal" handing and burning at the stake of thirty-one slaves and free blacks accused of conspiring to burn and loot New York City in 1741, to slave narratives, and to extensive treatment of works by Delany, Chesnutt, Hopkins, Johnson, Schuyler, Du Bois, Fisher, Hurston, Wright, Motley, Himes, Ellison, and others, not to mention black comics and gangsta rap, all in the context of American law and jurisprudence.
It is the emotional echo of experiences linked to a domestic habitat made up of generically "modern" and somewhat shoddy furniture, flashy and gaudy wallpaper, violently colored upholstery--in a word, an environment both meager and vital, charged with energy.
The subject is motherhood, specifically Welch's own mother, ballerina Marilyn Jones, and, generically, all mothers.
At the heart of the dispute is a researcher who, the institution says, invented the Aids drug Ziagen, known generically as abacavir.
Facing off against the family-friendly Tarzan, America's favorite trash-talking kids are taking to the big screen in the generically titled South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, which includes an appearance by the proud and hirsute Big Gay Al.
The so-called Reduce study found Avodart, known generically as dutasteride, significantly reduced the risk of all biopsydetectable prostate cancer by 23% over four years, compared to placebo, in more than 8,100 men aged 50 to 75.
Non-Crip black gangs by the late 1970s were referred to as ``Bloods,'' a term that initially was generically applied throughout the 1960s' Black Panther movement among black men referring to each other as ``blood'' brothers.
I was disconcerted by Tempera's habit of interpolating the comments of other scholars into her own discussion without identifying them in the text, leaving the reader either to flip to the back for citations or to read quotations generically, as contributions tossed in from the sidelines.
The Conjure-Man Dies, generically and esoterically, presents demanding self-referential problems for the writer and the reader of such hermeneutic texts.
Its 8,000 or so distinct species--known generically as spurges--produce a milky latex sap that oozes from cuts on leaves or stems.
Such are the vagaries of the reciprocity of high art and popular decor: Calder is one of those figures whose absorption into popular taste is so absolute, whose work feels so generically moderne, that it is difficult to see his art at all.
Except for brief appearances by the brilliant Darren Smith, a 1997 world Irish dancing champion, technique on this long program of ten generically ethnic-mythic pieces wasn't the point.
SAGE(TM) is portable, scalable and written generically so that it can be reused and extended to incorporate additional features.
TAP's novel xanthine oxidase inhibitor marks a new approach to the treatment of gout and shows clinical benefits over the generically available allopurinol.