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とは限らない
Readings
とはかぎらない
tohakagiranai
Meanings
Expression
not necessarily so, is not always true

Kanji
ON: ゲンKUN: かぎ.る, かぎ.り, -かぎ.り
limit, restrict, to best of ability

Example sentences
偉人が必ずしも賢いとは限らない。Parts: 偉人 (いじん), 必ずしも (かならずしも), 賢い (かしこい), とは限らない (とはかぎらない)Great men are not always wise.

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