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It does not matter whether we recognize a king or an emperor or a president as our ruler.

Angelo, the would-be Puritan ruler, was a "false seemer," Malvolio was a "chough."

Obedience has regard to the will of a ruler, not to necessity and truth.

Dir would have repudiated its ruler and joined the combination.

She took the crown from her head with her own hands, and ceased to be the ruler of Sweden.

Roland made his appearance, a pen behind his ear, and a ruler in his hand.

And in addition I would receive five strokes with a ruler on my fingers.

The Ruler of the Heavens has nine daughters in all, who dwell in the nine heavens.

The third was called the Dark Lord, and he was the ruler of the water.

The first was called the Yellow Ancient, and he was the ruler of the earth.

WORD ORIGIN

"one who rules," late 14c., agent noun from rule (v.). Meaning "instrument used for making straight lines" is c.1400 (cf. rule (n.)).

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