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とは限らない [とはかぎらない] (tohakagiranai)
    Meaning: not always, not necessarily
    Example: expensive things are not always better
    JLPT Level: 2
    Category: grammar
    Author: dc

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seems to be used in a couple of ways:

with kanarazushimo
A ga kanarazushimo B yori (adjective) tohakagiranai
高い物が[必ずしも]安いものより良いとは限らない。
Expensive things are not always better than cheap things.

お金持ちが必ずしも幸せとは限らない。

also with a verb

お金が幸福をもたらすとは限らない。
Money does not always bring happiness.

いつでも自分の思い通りにできるとは限らないよ。
You cannot always have your own way.
 
(dc)

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ex #813   高い物必ずしも安いものより良いとは限らない。 
Expensive things are not always better than cheap things.  
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(Amatuka)
ex #3833   あらゆる真実がいつでも語られるとは限らない 
All the truth is not to be told at all time.  
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(dbx)
ex #3834   いつでも自分の思い通りにできるとは限らないよ。  
You cannot always have your own way.  
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(dbx)
ex #3835   うまい冗談を言うことはいつもたやすいとは限らない 
It is not always easy to make a good joke.  
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(dbx)
ex #3836   おいしそうに見える食べ物が必ずしもおいしいとは限らない 
Delicious looking food doesn't necessarily taste good.  
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(dbx)
ex #3837   お金が幸福をもたらすとは限らない 
Money does not always bring happiness.  
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(dbx)
ex #3838   お金持ちが必ずしも幸せとは限らない 
The rich are not always happy.  
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(dbx)
ex #3839   この法則はすべての場合に適用されるとは限らない 
This rule cannot be applied in every case.  
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(dbx)
ex #3840   たとえ自分の思い通りにしたとしても、必ずしも成功するとは限らない 
Even if you have your own way, you will not always be successful.  
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(dbx)
ex #3841   われわれは必ずしもあの星を肉眼で見られるとは限らない 
We cannot necessarily see the star with the naked eye.  
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(dbx)
ex #3842   偉大な学者が必ずしも良い先生であるとは限らない 
A great scholar is not necessarily a good teacher.  
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(dbx)
ex #3843   科学の進歩は必ずしも人類に利益をもたらすとは限らない 
Advances in science don't always benefit humanity.  
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(dbx)
ex #3844   科学の進歩は必ずしも人類に利益を与えるとは限らない 
Advances in science don't always benefit humanity.  
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(dbx)
ex #3845   科学技術が必要な物を何でも与えてくれるとは限らない 
I don't think that technology provides us with everything we need.  
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(dbx)
ex #3846   科学上の発見が、世の中を今までよりも良い場所にするとは限らない 
Scientific discoveries don't always make the world a better place.  
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(dbx)
ex #3847   近ごろでは、結婚の動機は必ずしも純粋とは限らない。例えばジェニファーを見てごらんよ。  
These days, the motive for marriage is not necessarily pure. Take Jennifer for example.  
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(dbx)
ex #8481   どの子供もリンゴが好きだとは限らない 
Not all children like apples.  
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(karekano)
ex #8482   金はそれ自体では必ずしも幸福をもたらすとは限らない 
Money, as such, does not always bring happiness.  
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(karekano)
ex #8483   金持ちは必ずしも幸福とは限らない 
The rich are not necessarily happy.  
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(karekano)

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  Comments:  
AmatukaLit : Not limited to being [...] 
Miki高い物_が_ is more natural in context. 
yookosoIs this like ...というわけではない wakedehanai 
MikiYes. とは限らない can be reaplced by (という)わけではない. 
LittleFishFrequently appears with 必ずしも.

(Question: Could this be applied to nouns in this way: (これは鉛筆として使うとは限らない、マーカーとしても使えますよ。)? It isn't limited to the function of a pencil, it can also (perform the function of) a marker.
Something that isn't limited to one single use or function.)
 
MikiIt's grammatically correct. 鉛筆 used also as マーカー…. If you mean a mechanical pencil, it should be シャーペン.
 
geishaboyex #3836 - おいしそうに見える食べ物 could simply be おいしそうな食べ物?

I'm more asking than correcting
 

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