as a rule
In general, usually, as in As a rule Irene does not eat meat. [Mid-1800s]
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Obviously, the first obligation of all liberal democratic governments is to enforce the rule of law.Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Our Duty Is to Keep Charlie Hebdo Alive|Ayaan Hirsi Ali|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
ROME — What does it take for a Hollywood A-lister to get a private audience with Pope Francis?Pope Francis Has the Pleasure of Meeting Angelina Jolie for a Few Seconds|Barbie Latza Nadeau|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
And so the same creeping rot of the rule of law that the administration has inflicted on immigration now bedevils our drug laws.
Yes, Byrd—dead four-and-a-half years now—was a Kleagle in the Ku Klux Klan.Steve Scalise and the Right’s Ridiculous Racial Blame Game|Michael Tomasky|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Rule 16(c) was a proposed change in the rules at the 1976 Republican Convention.
All elements of expression modify each other, so that no mere rule can cover all cases.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
As a rule, however, even in the case of extreme varieties, a careful examination of the specimen will enable it to be identified.How to Know the Ferns|S. Leonard Bastin
Now-a-days it is the bankrupt who flouts, and his too confiding creditors who are jeered and laughed at.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
He set down as the second the golden rule, “Whatsoever ye would that men should do unto you, do ye even so to them.”The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
He felt himself the meanest, vilest thing a-crawl upon this sinful earth, and she—dear God!St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini