be the rule

to be what usually happens or what is considered to be normal

Sunny skies are the rule at this time of year.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • The Rule of Faith —     The Rule of Faith     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Rule of Faith     The word rule (Lat. regula, Gr. kanon) means a standard by which something can be tested, and the rule of faith means something extrinsic to our faith, and serving as its… …   Catholic encyclopedia

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  • The Rule of the Blessing — is a very fragmentary text once thought to be part of the Dead Sea Scrolls book known as the Community Rule. It is added as one of two appendices (including the equally eschatological Rule of the Congregation) following the book of the Community… …   Wikipedia

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  • The Exception and the Rule — (in German Die Ausnahme und die Regel ) is a short play by famous German playwright Bertolt Brecht and is one of the many Lehrstücke (Teaching plays) he wrote in his later life. The objective of Brecht s Lehrstücke was that they be taken on tour… …   Wikipedia

  • the exception proves the rule — ► the exception proves the rule proverb the fact that some cases do not follow a rule proves that the rule applies in all other cases. Main Entry: ↑exception …   English terms dictionary

  • The Rule — (antes Ry and the Rule) es una venda americana de pop/R B. El grupo lanzó su primer álbum, uno mismo titulado verano de 2006, bajo etiqueta del indie R, R, R Records. Michael Bland, Tommy Barbarella, y Stokley Williams también se han realizado… …   Wikipedia Español

  • (the) rule of law — the rule of ˈlaw idiom the condition in which all members of society, including its rulers, accept the authority of the law • Democracy and the rule of law are yet to be firmly established in the country. Main entry: ↑ruleidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • The Rule of Names — The Rule of names(1964) is a short story by Ursula K. Le Guin, first published in the April 1964 issue of Fantastic , and reprinted in collections such as The Wind s Twelve Quarters . This story and The Word of Unbinding help explain the… …   Wikipedia

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