The accursed shark alone can in any generic respect be said to bear comparative analogy to him.
A sort of generic or Pantheistic vitality seemed to lurk in their very joints and bones, after what might be called the individual life had departed.
But, besides the application to him of the generic remark above, this carpenter of the Pequod was singularly efficient in those thousand nameless mechanical emergencies continually recurring in a large ship, upon a three or four years’ voyage, in uncivilized and far-distant seas.
In the fishery, they usually go by the generic name of Gay-Headers.
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They looked like generic vitamins or allergy medicine, something ordinary.
Laurie Halse Anderson -- The Impossible Knife of Memory
It’s one of the generic pictures that gets sold along with the picture frame, a shiny, happy advertisement for all the shiny, happy moments you can capture forever inside the 5" x 7" sterling silver frame with butterfly detail.