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sweeping statement/generalization

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsweeping statement/generalizationsweeping statement/generalizationa statement etc that is too general and that does not consider all the facts – used to show disapproval sweeping generalizations about women drivers sweeping
Examples from the Corpus
sweeping statement/generalizationHe prefers a complicated sentence to a sweeping statement.Of course, this is usually so, but I am having little niggling doubts about such a sweeping statement.This is a sweeping statement which makes little obvious sense on first reading, so let us dissect it more carefully.
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