as a rule

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as a rule

  1. (idiomatic) In general; most often.
    We go fishing every Sunday as a rule, but today the lake is frozen.
    • 1918, William Strunk, Jr., The Elements of Style:
      As a rule, single sentences should not be written or printed as paragraphs. An exception may be made of sentences of transition, indicating the relation between the parts of an exposition or argument.

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