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  • allow or plan for a certain possibility; concede the truth or validity of something; "I allow for this possibility"; "The seamstress planned for 5% shrinkage after the first wash"
  • give or assign a share of money or time to a particular person or cause; "I will earmark this money for your research"
  • consent to, give permission; "She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband"; "I won''t let the police search her basement"; "I cannot allow you to see your exam"
  • allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting; "We don''t allow dogs here"; "Children are not permitted beyond this point"; "We cannot tolerate smoking in the hospital"
  • let have; "grant permission"; "Mandela was allowed few visitors in prison"
  • grant as a discount or in exchange; "The camera store owner allowed me $50 on my old camera"
  • make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen; "This permits the water to rush in"; "This sealed door won''t allow the water come into the basement"; "This will permit the rain to run off"
  • allow the other (baseball) team to score; "give up a run"
  • make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain; "This leaves no room for improvement"; "The evidence allows only one conclusion"; "allow for mistakes"; "leave lots of time for the trip"; "This procedure provides
  • afford possibility; "This problem admits of no solution"; "This short story allows of several different interpretations"

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  • All That Heaven Allows: All That Heaven Allows is a 1955 romance feature film starring Jane Wyman and Rock Hudson in a tale about a well-to-do widow and a ...
  • Allow Me: Allow Me is a bronze sculpture by John Seward Johnson II . Four casts of Allow Me are displayed as public art in Bath, New York , Chicago ...
  • Allow Us to Be Frank: .Allow Us To Be Frank, a Rat Pack tribute album , was the fifth studio album by Irish boyband Westlife and the first album since the ...
  • Allow Me (Portland, Oregon): Allow Me, also known as Umbrella Man is an iconic 1983 bronze sculpture by John Seward Johnson II , located in Pioneer Courthouse Square ...
  • Momma Don't Allow: Momma Don't Allow is a short British documentary film about a north London jazz club made in 1955. It was co-directed by Karel Reisz and ...
  • Allow natural death: Allow Natural Death (AND) is a medical term defining the use of life-extending measures such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). ...
  • Allow Me to Demonstrate: Allow Me To Demonstrate is the first full-length CD release from Ipswich ska band, The Ballistics , released in 2005 on Dental Records . ...
  • Allow Me to Re-Introduce Myself: Allow Me to Re-Introduce Myself, also known as AMTRIM is a collaborative mixtape album by Canadian rapper Kardinal Offishall and ...

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* One, a robot may not injure a human being, or through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm Two, a robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law Three, a robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws. - Isaac Asimov

* When you know a thing, to hold that you know it and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it - this is knowledge. - Confucius

* Die I should say not, dear fellow. No Barrymore would allow such a conventional thing to happen to him. - John Barrymore


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