THIS page provides hundreds of example sentences taken from English literature, illustrating the use of various words.

‘Rule’ as a verb

Below are some examples of sentences from classic literature using the word ‘Rule’ as a verb.

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As Madame Beck ruled by espionage, she of course had her staff of spies.

From ‘Villette’, by Charlotte Brontë.

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Light

I saw her face and dress by the light of the lamps.

From ‘Jane Eyre’, by Charlotte Brontë.

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