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allowance

Brit Education a salary supplement given to a teacher who is appointed to undertake extra duties and responsibilities

Allowance

 

a discount from the agreed price, applicable when goods received are of poor quality. Stipulations for such an allowance are common in international trade.

allowance

[ə′lau̇·əns]
(design engineering)
An intentional difference in sizes of two mating parts, allowing clearance usually for a film of oil, for running or sliding fits.

allowance

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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.
The colors were hoisted; the guns, great and small, were fired; there was a feast of fish, of beaver, and venison, which relished well with men who had so long been glad to revel on horse flesh and dogs' meat; a genial allowance of grog was issued, to increase the general animation, and the festivities wound up, as usual, with a grand dance at night, by the Canadian voyageurs.
Now so long as you keep within your allowance, and I haven't stinted you there, stick to the Line, the whole Line, and nothing but the Line.
Allowances, large allowances, she knew, must be made for the ideas of those who spoke.
There was little indeed to see in the great gaunt shell where the main dispositions and the general apportionment of space, the style of an age of ampler allowances, had nevertheless for its master their honest pleading message, affecting him as some good old servant's, some lifelong retainer's appeal for a character, or even for a retiring-pension; yet it was also a remark of Mrs.
If you are forewarned you will be the more ready to make allowances.
She felt she had made almost too many allowances, and apologized hurriedly for her toleration.
Tony," says he, "I can make allowances for lowness of spirits, for no man knows what it is when it does come upon a man better than I do, and no man perhaps has a better right to know it than a man who has an unrequited image imprinted on his 'eart.
But I ask her to make allowances for a rough, uneducated man, rather clumsily touched upon his tender spot.
The distinction between the elder children and the younger corresponded almost to the distinction between a higher class and a lower one, for with only a haphazard education and insufficient allowances, the younger children had picked up accomplishments, friends, and points of view which were not to be found within the walls of a public school or of a Government office.
His retiring pension and allowances, it is well known, die with him.
It is needless to say that I made the allowances and gave the promise--gave it, resolving seriously to abide by it.