The same commander must skirt around the rule barring women from serving in units with a “direct ground combat” mission.
With a rule like that, I guess it was worth crying over spilled milk.
It did all this while heavily subsidizing its Eastern half, which still lags economically after decades of Communist rule.
The pope does not have power to tell the judges how to rule, but he can intervene at any time to pardon the defendants.
By her early 60s, she was secure in her rule and convinced that she was always right.
The real center, however, will be in the middle of the wood of which the rule is composed.
She says the only real sport to be got out of the game is to play it according to rule.
As a rule, he accompanies his master to all dinner-parties to assist in waiting.
I have made it the rule of my life, and it is the ground of my future 494hopes.
The worst days of Mr. Failing's rule seemed to be returning.
c.1200, "principle or maxim governing conduct, formula to which conduct must be conformed" from Old French riule, Norman reule "rule, custom, (religious) order" (in Modern French partially re-Latinized as règle), from Vulgar Latin *regula, from Latin regula "straight stick, bar, ruler;" figuratively "a pattern, a model," related to regere "to rule, straighten, guide" (see regal). Replaced Old English wealdan.
Meaning "regulation governing play of a game, etc." is from 1690s. Phrase rule of thumb first attested 1690s. Rule of law "supremacy of impartial and well-defined laws to any individual's power" is from 1883. Meaning "strip used for making straight lines or measuring" is recorded from mid-14c. Typography sense is attested from 1680s.
c.1200, "to control, guide, direct," from Old French riuler "impose rule," from Latin regulare (see regulate). Legal sense "establish by decision" is recorded from early 15c. Meaning "mark with lines" is from 1590s. Meaning "to dominate, prevail" is from 1874. "Rule Brittania," patriotic song, is from 1740. Related: Ruled; ruling.
A usual, customary, or generalized course of action or behavior.
A generalized statement that describes what is true in most or all cases; a standard.
To dominate; to be the most important: Girls rule!