Thesaurus / hard-and-fast
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EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB

It is not possible to draw a hard-and-fast line between individualism and collectivism.

Liberalism and the Social ProblemWinston Spencer Churchill

Why should you draw a hard-and-fast line, sacrifice Belle's happiness to a chimerical idea of manly virtue?

Mount Royal, Volume 1 of 3Mary Elizabeth Braddon

There are no such things as hard-and-fast rules; there are only conventions adapted to the climate.

GobseckHonore de Balzac

It is impossible to lay down any hard-and-fast rule governing the formation and conduct of the operations of a patrol.

The Plattsburg ManualO.O. Ellis and E.B. Garey

This should be made a hard-and-fast rule among sportsmen, and a law of sport.

But if the method were a hard-and-fast one, it would not be correct.

The VoiceFrank E. Miller

This is not a hard-and-fast rule, but one which usually it is safe to follow.

The PianolistGustav Kobb

As far as I am concerned, I cannot make any hard-and-fast plans.

El DoradoBaroness Orczy

How is it possible to draw a hard-and-fast line between the sheep and the goats?

You are too big, too comprehending, Mr. Hodder, to have a hard-and-fast rule.

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.