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rule of thumb
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Atlas Shrugged
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  • He was struggling not to allow into his mind the thought that was pressing against its periphery: What were the chances and how long would it take-according to the mathematical theory of probability-for primitive men, working by rule-of-thumb, to hit the right combination of parts and re-create the motor of this engine?

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  • As a rule of thumb, we estimate that employees cost 150% of their hourly wage.
  • As a first rule of thumb, therefore, you can tell a true war story by its absolute and uncompromising allegiance to obscenity and evil.
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried

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