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How to use rule thumb 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
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
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
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
But "the cards never forgive," and as a rule Dame Fortune is relentless to the reckless player.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
I would certainly; and as I am much interested in the subject, I will willingly give you five dollars for your rule.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
That thou shouldst make the kingdom to be divided, and out of Ephraim a rebellious kingdom to rule.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS

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