ALLOW in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ALLOW
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
allow
 v.  admit an activity as legal or acceptable
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  We must allow that the others were at least as wretched as he; but Candide hoped that the philosopher would entertain him during the voyage.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In XIX
2  At least you will allow me," said Candide to Martin, "that these two are happy.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In XXIV
3  They had to allow him to do as he pleased.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VII—CRAVATTE
4  I understood that we must retire, in order to allow this traveller to go to sleep, and we both went up stairs.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER IV—DETAILS CONCERNING THE CHEESE-DAIRIES OF PONTA...
5  The opening was now large enough to allow him to pass.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XI—WHAT HE DOES
6  Listen," resumed Madeleine; "there is still room enough under the cart to allow a man to crawl beneath it and raise it with his back.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER VI—FATHER FAUCHELEVENT
7  He urged every one repeatedly not to allow the invalid to want for anything.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER I—SISTER SIMPLICE
8  There was still fire enough to allow of their being put out of shape, and converted into a sort of unrecognizable bar of metal.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER III—A TEMPEST IN A SKULL
9  He halted in front of the inn, to allow the horse a breathing spell, and to have him given some oats.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER V—HINDRANCES
10  Madeleine did not allow the district-attorney to finish; he interrupted him in accents full of suavity and authority.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER XI—CHAMPMATHIEU MORE AND MORE ASTONISHED
11  It did not allow the passage of the body, but it did allow the passage of the eyes; that is to say, of the mind.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER I—NUMBER 62 RUE PETIT-PICPUS
12  Only to allow the undertaker's men to enter, when they come to get the coffin.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER IV—IN WHICH JEAN VALJEAN HAS QUITE THE AIR OF HAV...
13  The realities of life do not allow themselves to be forgotten.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER VI—RES ANGUSTA
14  What augmented Father Gillenormand's secret suffering was, that he locked it all up within his breast, and did not allow its existence to be divined.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER III—MARIUS GROWN UP
15  This remarkable epoch is decidedly circumscribed and is beginning to be sufficiently distant from us to allow of our grasping the principal lines even at the present day.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER I—WELL CUT
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  I asked her if she would allow me to interview her, and she readily agreed.
17  She didn't allow her personal problems to impinge on her work.
18  A simple mathematical formula has been devised to allow you to calculate the interest due.
19  The hospital needs to allow more time for outpatient appointments.
20  Scientists have more to do than to allow their imaginations to roam at large.
21  The president agreed to amend the constitution and allow multi-party elections.
22  His parents won't allow him to stay out late.
23  Bring the soup to the boil and allow it to simmer gently for about half an hour.
24  Her parents are very liberal and allow her a lot of freedom.
25  The wooden bridge is not strong enough to allow the passage of lorries.
26  He won't allow anyone to chisel in on his profits.
27  We will never allow anybody to encroach upon China's territorial integrity and sovereignty.
28  I don't think he would allow it.
29  His parents don't allow him out on Sunday.
30  Interviews allow you to assess the suitability of candidates.