ALLOWING in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ALLOWING
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Definitions:     Search Merriam-Webster
allow
 v.  admit an activity as legal or acceptable
allowance
 n.  approval; act of allowing, granting, or admitting
allowable
 a.  deductible according to the tax laws
 a.  deserving to be allowed or considered
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  I wonder at your allowing her to buy the expensive clothes.
2  There is a potential educational benefit in allowing pictures to tell the story, rather than the spoken word.
3  The regional parliament threw down a new challenge to the central authorities by passing a law allowing private ownership of businesses.
4  The universities have expanded, thus allowing many more people the chance of higher education.
5  The woman nodded and stood back, allowing Patrick to enter.
6  The authorities have failed so far to enact a law allowing unrestricted emigration.
7  The judge said that the teacher had been negligent in allowing the children to swim in dangerous water.
8  It will produce the hard data needed to analyse resource utilisation and will trigger an alarm mechanism allowing managers to control access.
9  You can sell it to them at a set wholesale price, allowing them to mark it up for retail.
10  He loosed the ropes that bound the prisoner, thus allowing him to jump up and escape.
11  In two cases where father and son were both working shifts they had arranged alternate shifts thus allowing uninterrupted farm work.
12  The brightened comet in the constellation Virgo may even be visible to the naked eye, allowing members of the public around the world to join in this historic moment in astronomy.
13  A principle of allowing each state in a nation or federation to act independently of the central authority, especially in promoting its own economic interests.
14  He would compel her to listen to what he had to say; he would never again jeopardize their happiness by allowing her to misunderstand him.
15  The warden was always accommodating in allowing visitors in.
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  The Inspector and the two detectives had a hurried discussion as to the advisability of allowing him to tell his story.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VI. A CONTINUATION OF THE REMINISCENCES OF JOHN W...
2  And--I was a long way away, but I am almost certain I saw this--he was talking to you and you were allowing him to stroke your nose.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter V
3  A man who proceeds upon the principle that two and two are four, and nothing over, and who is not to be talked into allowing for anything over.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II
4  The contending archers took their station in turn, at the bottom of the southern access, the distance between that station and the mark allowing full distance for what was called a shot at rovers.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
5  Sir Thomas gave her more credit for discretion on the occasion than she deserved; and Fanny could have blessed her for allowing her only to see her displeasure, and not to hear it.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
6  Mr. Sowerberry remarked it and, without allowing time for any observation on the good lady's part, proceeded.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
7  There was a spasmodic abandonment about it as if, in allowing herself to utter the sound the woman's brain had authorized what it could not regulate.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 6 The Figure against the Sky
8  There was really little danger in allowing a child to go home alone on this part of Egdon Heath.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 8 Those Who Are Found Where There Is Said to Be Nobody
9  As her medical adviser, I cannot possibly take the responsibility of allowing anyone to see her.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. The Adventure of the Cardboard Box
10  In a few hours the examination would commence, and he was still in the dilemma between making the facts public and allowing the culprit to compete for the valuable scholarship.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IX. THE ADVENTURE OF THE THREE STUDENTS
11  One morning, Mademoiselle Gillenormand the elder returned to her apartment as much disturbed as her placidity was capable of allowing.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VII—SOME PETTICOAT
12  Caesar is great, Tacitus is great; God spares these two greatnesses by not allowing them to clash with one another.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER II—THE ROOT OF THE MATTER
13  A revolt was, in its eyes, no pretext for allowing malefactors to take the bit in their own mouths, and for neglecting society for the reason that the government was in peril.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III—THE "SPUN" MAN
14  In the midst of an incalculable political event already begun, under the pressure of a possible revolution, a police agent, "spun" a thief without allowing himself to be distracted by insurrection and barricades.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III—THE "SPUN" MAN
15  Mademoiselle Gillenormand, like a sage and elderly person, contrived to spare the fine linen, while allowing the grandfather to think that he was obeyed.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER II—MARIUS, EMERGING FROM CIVIL WAR, MAKES READY F...