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- v. To cross an item out by drawing a straight line through it, as with a ruler.
- v. To reject an option from a list of possibilities.
- v. To make something impossible.
- v. to disallow
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. include or exclude by determining judicially or in agreement with rules
- v. make impossible, especially beforehand
- v. dismiss from consideration or a contest
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Every sexual encounter had been an investigation to find his mateor rather, to rule out that the demoness of that encounter was not his mate.
Openness to discovery as well as appreciation of what is being shown may create an optimal state for the emergence of certain genuine phenomena, while multiple observers rule out self-deception.
Of course we cannot rule out the possibility that other machine languages may have arisen in yet other creatures that are now extinct – the equivalent of my harumscaryotes.
That is, if some new control mechanism requires several coherent steps to set it up, for example two or three control proteins acting in concert, then it is reasonable to consider that as roughly equivalent to several proteins binding to each other in a useful multiprotein complex, and to rule out random mutation as an explanation for it.
Not only does this paradigm rule out the medium reading the mind of the sitter or experimenter, but it also implies that the medium is not simply reading dead information in space, since the accuracy of the information requires the intentional cooperation of a spirit co-investigator.
Several times Dr. Frazier has used MRI to rule out bipolar disorder in cases in which a child presented with atypical bipolar symptoms but an MRI revealed tiny brain lesions, actually caused by Lyme disease.
The fax machine, an easily hockable item, was still on the stand next to the telephone, tending to rule out the possibility that Suits had surprised a thief.
Recent clues haven't led to conclusive answers about the cause of the outbreak, and the director of Germany's Robert Koch Institute says he can't rule out that the source might already be gone.
According to another witness, Judge Dailey, she could distinguish the colors of an object even when the experimenter was unaware of the colors, a fact that would rule out telepathy.
And when I said that we can rule out the use of nuclear weapons to take out a terrorist training camp, it was immediately branded a "gaffe" because I did not recite the conventional Washington-speak.