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synonyms for as a rule

  • frequently
  • generally
  • more often than not
  • ordinarily
  • regularly
  • by ordinary

antonyms for as a rule

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  • infrequently
  • rarely
  • seldom
  • uncommonly
  • unusually
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      How to use as a rule in a sentence

      All elements of expression modify each other, so that no mere rule can cover all cases.
      EXPRESSIVE VOICE CULTUREJESSIE ELDRIDGE SOUTHWICK
      As a rule, however, even in the case of extreme varieties, a careful examination of the specimen will enable it to be identified.
      HOW TO KNOW THE FERNSS. LEONARD BASTIN
      Now-a-days it is the bankrupt who flouts, and his too confiding creditors who are jeered and laughed at.
      GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
      He set down as the second the golden rule, “Whatsoever ye would that men should do unto you, do ye even so to them.”
      THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
      He felt himself the meanest, vilest thing a-crawl upon this sinful earth, and she—dear God!
      ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
      Hence arise factions, dissensions, and loss to their religious interests and work; and these intruders seek to rule the others.
      THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
      This impulse to extend rule appears more plainly in many of the little ceremonial observances of the child.
      CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
      All that scientific bric-a-brac in the cupboard had far better be thrown away.
      THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
      Very charmingly is this respect for rule exhibited in all dealings with animals, also dolls and other pets.
      CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
      As a rule, however, persistent glycosuria is diagnostic of diabetes mellitus, of which disease it is the essential symptom.
      A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
      SYNONYM OF THE DAY
      OCTOBER 26, 1985
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      WORDS RELATED TO AS A RULE

      • as a rule
      • by ordinary
      • frequently
      • generally
      • more often than not
      • ordinarily
      • regularly
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