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See "Boulter's Letters" on this subject of the English rule.
We encounter much difficulty in attempting to reduce these various facts to any rule or law.
I know not by what majority, for you did not read the record; I know not by whose votes; but that rule was rejected.
Should one be in doubt, the rule is to glance at the hostess and adopt her method, whatever that may be.
From this time I made it a rule, day by day, to find out if there were grounds for my fears or not.
ROBINSON CRUSOEMARY GODOLPHIN
They did not speak of Noel as a rule, but one evening she expressed her views roundly.
SAINT'S PROGRESSJOHN GALSWORTHY
You know what the rule is in Make-Believe Toyland—none of the things dare move when human eyes look at them.
The population had evidently deteriorated from the days of the French and British rule, when game was abundant.
He was not unaccustomed to doing foolish things when he was drunk, and as a rule he made it a point to ignore them afterwards.
THE UPHILL CLIMBB. M. BOWER
As a rule, however, Mr. Mabie did not believe in hunting such animals save in the fall of the year.

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