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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The rules of the game did not protect so much Michaelis, who was an ex-convict.
But not yet; he meant to get hold of him in his own time, properly and effectively according to the rules of the game.
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:
NNA - MP Ayoub Hmayed on Monday maintained that the consolidation of the Lebanese army, people, and Resistance allowed Lebanon to defend its rights against any Israeli hostility, stressing that the enemy is unable to change the rules of the game.
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