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general store


  1. a store, usually in a rural area, that sells a wide variety of merchandise, as clothing, food, or hardware, but is not divided into departments.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of general store1

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35

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Example Sentences

Residents drove to make a run to the town’s general store, since the short walk was too dangerous.

From here, it’s 15 minutes to the town of Mazama—don’t miss the well-loved general store.

Take in Dickinson’s Store for a taste of an old-fashioned general store and to pick up provisions for a picnic.

In the fall, my explorations of my new neighborhood of Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn quickly landed me at Willoughby General, a general store a few blocks from my apartment.

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In prison, inmates spend their money at an on-site general store, where they can buy snacks and hygiene items like toothpaste and deodorant.

He began selling his jars of honey out of his van on the side of the road, and eventually, at the local general store.

Dislikes: Getting her general store vandalized, getting played, receiving punishment.

There were once 60 families clustered around the mountain, along with a small general store and a church.

His first appearance on the road was at Somerfield, where, in the year 1834, he owned and conducted a general store.

On his way home he stopped in a general store, kept by a man named Sehns, to make some purchases.

Pausing at the door of the general store, she noticed a big, black, funereal-looking vehicle coming up the street at a slow pace.

In 1869 he opened a general store as a member of the firm of Paine Brothers & Moore.

This general store was, for many years, the commercial center of the county.


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