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Simple past tense for to restrain or control
“Although Polyneices is next in line to rule Thebes, Eteocles claims the throne for himself with the support of Creon and exiles his brother.”
Simple past tense for pronounce authoritatively and legally to be the case
“Contrary to submissions made by the plaintiff, I rule that the defendants are parties to the action.”
Simple past tense for be a dominant or powerful factor
“The Springboks continue to rule supreme as the world's rugby champions.”
“Mary ruled for only six years.”
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