as a rule meaning

  "as a rule" in a sentence
  • Usually

  • [American idiom]
    usually; almost always.
    He can be found in his office as a general rule.
    As a general rule, Jane plays golf on Wednesdays.
    As a rule, things tend to get less busy after supper time.

  • [American slang]
    in general; usually.
      As a rule, men should wear tuxedos at formal dinners.
      As a rule, the bus picks me up at 7:30 every morning.


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  1. as a rule we have no trouble.
  2. wealthy landowners are therefore as a rule exempted.
  3. as a rule these materials do not show hysteresis.
  4. as a rule i am home by six.
  5. as a rule this concerns only part of the whole terminator.

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  5. as a result of something meaning
  6. as a token meaning
  7. as a whole meaning
  8. as accords meaning
  9. as all get out meaning
  10. as all get-out meaning
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