ALLOWANCE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ALLOWANCE
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allowance
 n.  approval; act of allowing, granting, or admitting
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Kennicott had never thought of giving her an allowance.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
2  Now, if after he fetches a few breaths you alarm him, so that he sounds, he will be always dodging up again to make good his regular allowance of air.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 85. The Fountain.
3  They had had a long argument with Ambrosch about Antonia's allowance for clothes and pocket-money.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: II
4  Here, too, the slaves of all the other farms received their monthly allowance of food, and their yearly clothing.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
5  The men and women slaves received, as their monthly allowance of food, eight pounds of pork, or its equivalent in fish, and one bushel of corn meal.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
6  The allowance of the slave children was given to their mothers, or the old women having the care of them.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
7  The slaves selected to go to the Great House Farm, for the monthly allowance for themselves and their fellow-slaves, were peculiarly enthusiastic.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
8  Colonel Lloyd's slaves were in the habit of spending a part of their nights and Sundays in fishing for oysters, and in this way made up the deficiency of their scanty allowance.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
9  The same mode is sometimes adopted to make the slaves refrain from asking for more food than their regular allowance.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
10  A slave runs through his allowance, and applies for more.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
11  They all declared contemptuously that his stories about Sugarcandy Mountain were lies, and yet they allowed him to remain on the farm, not working, with an allowance of a gill of beer a day.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter IX
12  With a large allowance for difference of tastes, and with all submission to the patricians of Coketown, this seemed so extraordinary a source of interest to take so much trouble about, that it perplexed him.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XII
13  There is a vast deal of difference in memories, as well as in everything else, and therefore you must make allowance for your cousin, and pity her deficiency.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
14  Every allowance will be made for you.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
15  Two months is an ample allowance; I should think six weeks quite enough.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  Army personnel are not allowed to leave the base.
17  EU members are allowed to travel freely between member states.
18  It was a real treat being allowed to stop out late.
19  He should be allowed the occasional treat.
20  The texts still contained an important difference on the issue of maximum overall foreign troop deployments allowed to the two military blocs.
21  The UN has established detailed criteria for who should be allowed to vote.
22  Children should not be allowed to watch violent movies.
23  There has been heated debate about whether the film should be allowed.
24  One of them climbed aboard a soapbox and began informing the locals why gays should be allowed in the military.
25  If disease is allowed to spread among the crops, it will cause wide spread devastation.
26  Religious minorities were allowed a wide measure of toleration.
27  Wind power presents too many advantages to be allowed to sink into oblivion.
28  Prices are higher than they would be if market forces were allowed to operate freely.
29  We aren't allowed to write in ballpoint at school.
30  There was some debate as to whether the benefit scheme should be withdrawn or simply allowed to wither on the vine.