〔大体の情勢〕the general situation; 〔大体の傾向〕the general trend; 〔世の中の趨勢すうせい〕the general tendency; 〔時代の風潮〕the current of the times
grasp the general situation in the country
「The general situation [The tide] is 「against us [in our favor].
adapt oneself to (the trend of) the times／follow the general trend
swim against the current (of the times)
We will know the general outcome of the election by noon.
A tendency toward neoclassicism prevailed [((文)) held sway] in literary circles.／The prevailing tendency in literary circles was toward neoclassicism.
The game is virtually decided.
The matter [issue] is as good as settled.
a crowd of people; a great [large] number of people
大勢で｜in great [large] numbers
in public／in front of a large crowd
A large audience gathered to hear his concert.