there is an exception to every rule

there is an exception to every rule

Rules are not as clear, permanent, and unchanging as they may seem. A: "I'm so relieved that the principal has not punished my daughter for missing more days of school than school policy allows." B: "Well, she was very sick. There is an exception to every rule." As much as I try to remind her that there is an exception to every rule, my grandmother remains totally inflexible.
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While it may be true that there is an exception to every rule, there is no doubt that that interpretation has fed into the level of lawlessness and impunity in this otherwise beautiful country of ours.
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