Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RULES OUT

They had authorized me to carry the rules out in strict accordance with their instructions and I proposed to do so.

It rules out the possibility of any invasions of the natural order and declines to accept such on any evidence whatsoever.

He rules out foreign trade from his "equation of exchange" by the device of assuming that imports and exports cancel one another.

Look, damn it, if Zeuxias knew about the sapphire all the time, that rules out Philomenes once and for all.

The negative aspect of dogma, that it rules out all that would infringe on that simplicity, never occurred to him.

The development of synthetic foods, the use of algae and fungi, rules out famine as a limiting factor.

Any philosophy that rules out this idea creates an atmosphere in which religion cannot breathe.

But this rules out only one of the kinds of knowledge, namely knowledge about the thing; knowledge as direct acquaintance remains.