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I don't enjoy British shows as a rule because British audiences are strange.
Andrew Eldritch

Meaning of "as a rule" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF AS A RULE

as a rule play
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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AS A RULE

as a matter of course
as a matter of fact
as a whole
as against
as alike as chalk and cheese
as all that
as best one can
as broad as it is long
as dead as a dodo
as dead as a doornail
as dull as ditchwater
as far as
as far as I can see
as for
as from
as good as
as good as gold
as good as one´s word
as hell
as how

WORDS THAT END LIKE AS A RULE

board rule
chain rule
direct rule
foot rule
gag rule
global rule
golden rule
ground rule
home rule
house rule
majority rule
martial rule
mob rule
phase rule
phrase-structure rule
rewrite rule
rule
slide rule
the rule
trapezoid rule
unit rule

Synonyms and antonyms of as a rule in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «AS A RULE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «as a rule» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of as a rule

Translation of «as a rule» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AS A RULE

Find out the translation of as a rule to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of as a rule from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «as a rule» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

作为一项规则
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

como regla
570 millions of speakers

English

as a rule
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एक नियम के रूप में
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كقاعدة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

как правило
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

como uma regra
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আইন মত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

généralement
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

sebagai peraturan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

in der Regel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

一般に
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

원칙적으로
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Minangka aturan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

như một quy luật
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விதிப்படி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

नियमाप्रमाणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kural olarak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

generalmente
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

reguły
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

як правило
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

de regulă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κατά κανόνα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

As ´n reël
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

som regel
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

som regel
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of as a rule

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AS A RULE»

The term «as a rule» is very widely used and occupies the 1.190 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AS A RULE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about as a rule

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10 QUOTES WITH «AS A RULE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word as a rule.
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Johannes Brahms
Those who enjoy their own emotionally bad health and who habitually fill their own minds with the rank poisons of suspicion, jealousy and hatred, as a rule take umbrage at those who refuse to do likewise, and they find a perverted relief in trying to denigrate them.
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Julia Cameron
I have learned, as a rule of thumb, never to ask whether you can do something. Say, instead, that you are doing it. Then fasten your seat belt. The most remarkable things follow.
3
Edward Carpenter
Great success in examinations does naturally not as a rule go with originality of thought.
4
David Coleman
Tech executives have historically been owners of significant portions of their companies' stock so there is a propensity for them to diversify as a rule.
5
Chris Cooper
As a rule it usually takes three or four readings for me to be interested in a script, and if I'm interested I'll read it three or four times before I make a strong decision.
6
Eugene V. Debs
When great changes occur in history, when great principles are involved, as a rule the majority are wrong.
7
Bill Dixon
I do not, as a rule, do encores. When I have finished playing, I have indeed finished playing. I have nothing left; there has been no reserve.
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Andrew Eldritch
I don't enjoy British shows as a rule because British audiences are strange.
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Janet Flanner
By jove, no wonder women don't love war nor understand it, nor can operate in it as a rule; it takes a man to suffer what other men have invented.
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Deidre Hall
I don't work a five-day week as a rule, and I've managed to fill that time up. It hasn't been that hard. I volunteer at school. I'm working because I love it. Yet, I don't not envy women who have a stay-at-home job, because you miss stuff.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AS A RULE»

Discover the use of as a rule in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to as a rule and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Comparative Corporate Governance: Shareholders as a Rule-maker
This book is an analytical overview of the regulation of shareholder activism in the UK and Germany.
Petri Mäntysaari, 2006
2
Transgression as a Rule: German-Polish Cross-border ...
This was connected with changing practices of cross-border cooperation as well as a change in academic border studies. Transgression as a Rule argues that resulting from this, cross-border cooperation has become a rule.
Ulrich Best, 2007
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Autonomous Units as a Rule-based Concept for the Modeling of ...
In this thesis autonomous units are presented as a concept to model autonomous processes.
Karsten Hölscher, 2008
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The Rule of Law
Australia claims and perceives itself as a rule of law state. Thus, the proposed new preamble to the Constitution, put to referendum in 1999, described the Australian people as "upholding freedom, tolerance, individual dignity and the rule of ...
Cheryl Saunders, Katherine Le Roy, 2003
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The Rule Against Perpetuities
And it may perhaps fairly be said, cessante ratione, cessat ipsa lex. § 930. But the Third plan, that of treating the rule as a rule of construction, which is adopted probably in In re Wrightson, and certainly in Simonds v. Simonds, seems the least  ...
John Chipman Gray, 2003
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Morality : Its Nature and Justification: Its Nature and ...
However, slightly modifying the condition so that a moral rule must be a rule that a rational individual puts forward as a rule to be universally obeyed yields a very plausible necessary condition. Although some philosophers have put forward ...
Bernard Gert Stone Professor of Intellectual and Moral Philosophy, 1998
7
Basic Bankruptcy Law for Paralegals
This method is called a Rule 2004 Examination.38 Under the Bankruptcy Act, this was known as a Rule 205 Examination. The prior and present rules are virtually identical. It has been stated of Rule 205, the predecessor to Rule 2004, that it is ...
David L. Buchbinder, 2008
8
Exploring Christian Ethics: Biblical Foundations for Morality
"Honesty is the best policy" is seen as a rule of thumb for many people. This "rule" says that, in most cases, it is best to be honest. But that may not always be the case, and this rule acts simply as a helpful guide. "In interior design, objects on a  ...
Kyle D. Fedler, 2006
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Hart's Legal Philosophy: An Examination
A rule establishing the village in counsel for making plans-for example, to go to war can exist as part of a social practice before the elders as judges validate it as a source of enforceable rules and thus as a rule of change. Eventually, the ...
Michael D. Bayles, 1992
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Relational Frame Theory: A Post-Skinnerian Account of Human ...
"Press fast" can be described as a rule, merely because it is an instruction, but in so doing it remains unclear how it differs from a discriminative stimulus. If this distinction cannot be made, the term rule appears to be redundant. Furthermore, the ...
Steven C. Hayes, Dermot Barnes-Holmes, Bryan Roche, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AS A RULE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term as a rule is used in the context of the following news items.
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Making sense of 10 strategies for drawing down savings in retirement
As a rule, the decision-rule strategies are less efficient than actuarial strategies, meaning they have more potential to leave you with large ... «The Globe and Mail, Jul 15»
2
9 surprises for small-business owners
Entrepreneurs, as a rule, have lots of great ideas. And small-business owners wear many hats. All those ideas and responsibilities can easily ... «Asbury Park Press, Jul 15»
3
Philip Nitschke wins appeal over medical licence suspension
Speaking from London, Nitschke told Guardian Australia he was happy with the decision, and pleased that the case was examined as a rule of ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
4
This Man Found a Hummingbird Trapped in His House and Did …
As a rule, it is always best to let these animals be and contact a professional wildlife rehabilitator if you find one in need of assistance. «One Green Planet, Jul 15»
5
Hannibal Season 3 Cancellation Shows That Network TV Isn't …
Internet viewers can handle it, cable subscribers can handle it, but the kind of people who watch network television as a rule can't handle ... «iDigitalTimes.com, Jul 15»
6
Welcome to Rikers. Enjoy your stay
As a rule, each dorm has one hoarder to stink up the place, but not more than one. You can tell the gangsters by their cherry-red soft plastic ... «New York Daily News, Jul 15»
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Some people will always be poor; here's why
As a rule of thumb, you should try to keep housing costs under 20 percent of your income, as opposed to the 28 percent to 30 percent limit that ... «Omaha World-Herald, Jul 15»
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How the Guardian decides which sources can be deemed trustworthy
That judgment was proved correct, but as a rule that would not necessarily be enough. The Guardian's editorial code states: “Verification: Trust ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Daily Lobo to take web-first approach
... such as a rule ordering writers to never use contractions in stories. The goal, Roach said, is to make stories more friendly and approachable. «UNM Daily Lobo, Jul 15»
10
3 pitchers demoted, but promotions remain hazy
... also be returned to the 25-man roster by Saturday unless the Mariners choose to make another move in line with his status as a Rule 5 pick. «The Bellingham Herald, Jul 15»

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