Rules of the Game

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Rules of the Game

Informal for regulation. Rules of the game should not be confused with the Rules of Fair Practice.
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It was a fine arrangement for Henry Crawford, who was close to Fanny, and with his hands full of business, having two persons' cards to manage as well as his own; for though it was impossible for Fanny not to feel herself mistress of the rules of the game in three minutes, he had yet to inspirit her play, sharpen her avarice, and harden her heart, which, especially in any competition with William, was a work of some difficulty; and as for Lady Bertram, he must continue in charge of all her fame and fortune through the whole evening; and if quick enough to keep her from looking at her cards when the deal began, must direct her in whatever was to be done with them to the end of it.
By all the rules of the game the referee should have broken it, but he did not, and Danny clung on like a surf-battered barnacle and moment by moment recuperated.
Then the herald stood forth and loudly proclaimed the rules of the game as follows:
In the past, the rules of the game were simpler, recalled Timur Goksel, former spokesperson for UNIFIL and professor at the American University of Beirut, who witnessed the gradual evolution of Hezbollah during the '90s.
A MAIL driver described how he threw away a pounds 100,000 winning scratchcard because he misunderstood the rules of the game.
changing the rules of the game, in an apparent response to the killing of two
Every time Israel engages in aggression, its leaders speak of changing the rules of the game and the map of confrontation with the Arabs, the Palestinians and the Lebanese.
FIFA have warned the Scottish FA that their plan to use videos of matches to hand out retrospective yellow cards for diving would contravene the rules of the game.
instead to the rules of the game, which everyone had to admit had never
The players that have to cheat or have to use illegal moves to get ahead, those are the ones that shouldn't get ahead by bending the rules of the game.
Inequality quickly surfaces, but players don't mind because they understand that the rules of the game are fair and equitable.
This view would accept the impartial umpire model if and only if the ECB-reinforced IMF would have the authority to tell the United States what the rules of the game are.