Examples of ruler in a Sentence
a summit attended by a number of rulers from around the world
This ruler shows inches and centimeters.
Recent Examples of ruler from the Web
Failure to meet with these standards will earn a chilling glare from Sister that will leave the culprit shuddering with memories of long-ago punishments involving rulers, kneeling on rice and making baby Jesus cry.
Noriega became the head of the armed forces and Panama’s de facto ruler in 1983.
The ancient Babylonians called it Nabou, ruler of the universe who woke the Sun up each morning, according to Robert G. Strom’s Mercury, The Elusive Planet.
Similar measures had some success with other illegitimate rulers.
Progress by North Korea’s ruler Kim Jong Un toward developing a nuclear missile that can hit the U.S. mainland has focused new attention on the array of missile interceptors tipped with Raytheon Co. warheads based in California and Alaska.
Use the 3-inch cutter or knife and ruler to cut 9 doughnuts, as close together as possible.
Two years after Torrijos died in a mysterious plane crash in 1981, Noriega became the head of the armed forces and Panama’s de facto ruler.
For decade upon decade, the message from Chicago's royal rulers to the peasantry has always been terribly simple and clear.
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First Known Use of ruler
RULER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ruler for English Language Learners
: a person (such as a king or queen) who rules a country, area, group, etc.
: a straight piece of plastic, wood, or metal that has marks on it to show units of length and that is used to measure things
RULER Defined for Kids
Definition of ruler for Students
1 : a person (as a king or queen) having supreme power over a nation
2 : a straight strip (as of plastic, wood, or metal) with a smooth edge that is marked off in units and used for measuring or as a guide in drawing straight lines
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