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On drawings, abbr. for allowance.
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Now, if we allow for two days less for the ship's voyage, owing to such weather influences as we know that the Count can bring to bear, and if we allow a whole day and night for any delays which may occur to us, then we have a margin of nearly two weeks.
On the question of the monster there was no doubt in his mind, and he would not allow the existence of the animal to be disputed on board.
And I," cried D'Artagnan, "will allow no man to laugh when it displeases me
Bein', as we are, your best friends, we didn't allow any one to molest you yet.
B puts his whole soul into the thing--on the principle that 'whatever is worth doing is worth doing well': he masters the genealogies: he calls up pictures before his 'mind's eye' as he reads about the scenery: best of all, he resolutely shuts the book at the end of some chapter, while his interest is yet at its keenest, and turns to other subjects; so that, when next he allows himself an hour at it, it is like a hungry man sitting down to dinner: and, when the book is finished, he returns to the work of his daily life like 'a giant refreshed'
But the gout is not an adversary that allows itself to be conquered so easily; therefore, at each movement he made, the pain from dull became sharp.
If one listens one may be convinced; and a man who allows himself to be convinced by an argument is a thoroughly unreasonable person.
Her old feudal countess of a mother rules the family with an iron hand, and allows her to have no friends but of her own choosing, and to visit only in a certain sacred circle.
When dad allows he don't think the worse of any man, dad's give himself away.
And this theory allows us to infer that the heat of the solar disc is fed by a hail of meteors falling incessantly on its surface.
Anyway, he would never allow one of his horses to be put to such a strain.
What do you allow a laboring woman who works on a farm?