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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
ruled out foul play
▪ Detectives have not ruled out foul play.
▪ After a goalless first half, Dave Matthews netted for Heybridge only to be given ruled offside.
▪ Both calls have been ruled inappropriate to the regulatory agency.
▪ Cricketing authorities ruled ticket money could only be reclaimed if there was no play.
▪ It is the darkness, not the thickness, of the ruled lines that makes it helpful as a guide for writing.
▪ The band made badges using felt tip pens on ruled notepaper.
▪ To achieve this, ruled paper can be run off on a photocopier on a high contrast setting.
▪ With decline, such distinctions broke down, and the ruling race was forced to come into closer contact with the ruled.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

low-level \low-level\ adj.

  1. weak; not intense; as, low-level radiation.

  2. lower in rank or importance. [Narrower terms: adjunct, assistant; associate(prenominal) ; {buck ; {deputy(prenominal), proxy(prenominal) ; {subject, dependent ; {subservient ] [Narrower terms: {under(prenominal) ; {ruled ; {secondary ] Also See {inferior, s ubordinate. Antonym: dominant.

    Syn: subordinate.

  3. at a low level in rank or importance; as, a low-level job; low-level discussions.

  4. occurring at a relatively low altitude; as, a low-level strafing run; low-level bombing.

  1. 1 Having printed lines. 2 (context geometry of a surface English) Being a scroll; being such that through every point of ''S'' there is a straight line that lies on ''S''. v

  2. (en-past of: rule)


adj. subject to a ruling authority; "the ruled mass"


Ruled is the fifth full-length LP by The Giraffes. Drums, bass and principal guitar tracks recorded at The Bunker in Brooklyn, NY. Vocals and additional guitars recorded at Strangeweather in Brooklyn, NY. Mixed at Studio G in Brooklyn, NY by Joel Hamilton. Mastered by Julian Silva at On Air Mastering. Produced by The Giraffes and Joel Hamilton.

Usage examples of "ruled".

The holding does not necessarily disturb one made thirty years earlier in which the Court ruled that a statute which closed the courts of the enacting State to any action on any contract in the State by a foreign corporation unless it had previously appointed a resident agent to accept process, could not be constitutionally applied to the right of a foreign corporation to sue on an interstate transaction.

Instinct had ruled, and instinct craved teeth and claws for that enemy, four legs for speed and senses keened to a pitch no human could know.

In a prosecution for wilful failure of a person to produce records within her custody and control pursuant to a lawful subpoena issued by a committee of the House of Representatives, the Supreme Court ruled that the presence of a quorum of the committee at the time of the return of the subpoena was not an essential element of the offense.

Accordingly the Court ruled that Members of the House of Representatives were not liable to a suit for false imprisonment by reason of their initiation and prosecution of the legislative proceedings under which plaintiff was arrested.

As to the logs in the river, which had come from Maine on their way to Lewiston in the same State, but had been detained at Errol by low water, the Supreme Court of New Hampshire itself ruled that the local tax did not apply, the logs being still in transit.

Likewise, the business of taking orders on commission for the purchase and sale of grain and cotton for future delivery not necessitating interstate shipment was ruled not to be interstate commerce, and as such exempt from taxation, although deliveries were sometimes made by interstate shipment.

Court ruled that a sales tax could not be validly imposed by a State on sales to its residents which were consummated by acceptance of orders in, and shipment of goods from another State, in which title passed upon delivery to the carrier.

The Supreme Court ruled at an early date that in the absence of Congressional action the States may enact insolvency laws since it is not the mere existence of the power but rather its exercise which is incompatible with the exercise of the same power by the States.

In 1948, a sharply divided Court further ruled that the power which Congress has conferred upon the President to deport enemy aliens in time of a declared war was not exhausted when the shooting war stopped.

A few years later, however, it ruled that the lease to a city, for use as a market, of a portion of an area which had been ceded to the United States for a particular purpose, suspended the exclusive jurisdiction of the United States.

In a companion case, the Court ruled further that even if a general State statute purports to cede exclusive jurisdiction, such jurisdiction does not pass unless the United States accepts it.

Court, on the other hand, ruled that this clause did not disable Florida from regulating the manner in which its own citizens may engage in sponge fishing outside its territorial waters.

Court ruled that its original jurisdiction extended to an action in assumpsit brought by a citizen of South Carolina against the State of Georgia.

Supreme Court ruled that the equal protection clause of Amendment XIV requires a State maintaining a law school for white students to provide legal education for a Negro applicant, and to do so as soon as it does for applicants of any other group.

In numerous subsequent cases the Court invariably ruled that treaty provisions supersede inconsistent State laws governing the right of aliens to inherit real estate.