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One cannot rule out the possibility of covertly-trained attack iguanas.

But they also did not rule out that he “took it upon himself.”

But the detective is not ready to rule out completely the possibility that there had indeed been abuse.

But the Curreris have yet to rule out any future football play for their son.

However, the coroner did not rule out gunshot wounds, or asphyxiation as the likely cause of his demise.

One pays for something one has got or is going to get, and as we can rule out both reasons, the cheque is bad.

Nevertheless it would be imprudent wholly to rule out this form of sexual aberration from the causes of variability of species.

So he could not rule out as impossible a sudden affection for Adela Sellingworth in the heart of young Craven.

In selecting such a lot, they may rule out first-class cheese that is too pale or too high-colored.

If we rule out the cheapest and poorest grades of articles, we find all others affording a "consumers' surplus."


On this page you'll find 75 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to rule out, such as: avert, ban, cancel, dismiss, eliminate, and forbid.

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