Thesaurus / rule out

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We set down every possible explanation of a certain occurrence; we rule out one after the other until but one is left.
SCIENCE AND MORALS AND OTHER ESSAYSBERTRAM COGHILL ALAN WINDLE
A few I can rule out, because they would only cause part of the gate to fail.
If you rule out every sense of disease and suffering from mortal mind, it cannot be found in the body.
We do not rule out purpose, but we approve because the purpose was good.
ETHICSJOHN DEWEY AND JAMES HAYDEN TUFTS
Of course it does not rule out rascals entirely, even among Christians, but it is a good working rule, nevertheless.
Deformities of the pelvis, etc., should rule out a consideration of pregnancy.
THE MOTHER AND HER CHILDWILLIAM S. SADLER
Rule out a third shot in one instance or establish the possibility of a third shot that missed everything.
WARREN COMMISSION (5 OF 26): HEARINGS VOL. V (OF 15)THE PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY
It's easy enough to say you cannot rule out the sexual factor, but that's exactly what has happened here on Layard.
THE WORLD THAT COULDN'T BECLIFFORD DONALD SIMAK
In selecting such a lot, they may rule out first-class cheese that is too pale or too high-colored.
HINTS ON DAIRYINGT. D. CURTIS
Are we going to put Christianity aside and rule out theology from our calculations?
'I BELIEVE' AND OTHER ESSAYSCYRIL ARTHUR EDWARD RANGER GULL

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