“It may have allowed Sandy to survive as it got this far north this late in the season,” she says.
On Monday night another group of journalists was allowed to interview her.
And this clique only allowed members with certain rites of entry: liberal Democratic women who were pro-choice.
The two are not allowed to contact each other for the next two years, as she is considered his victim.
In some countries, fewer people are coming to meetings with U.S. officials, and some are insisting that no notebooks be allowed.
Volunteers were not lacking, and Lancelot and I were allowed to help.
Hester allowed Margaret to read to her; but it would not do.
These farmers were not allowed to devote their entire time to crop-raising.
No younger member of any of our noble families has ever been allowed the coronet or the belt.
He was allowed to get no further, but was at once asked what a quadruped is.
late 14c., "praised;" mid-15c., "assigned as a due share;" late 15c., "permitted," past participle adjective from allow.
early 14c., allouen, "to commend, praise; approve of, be pleased with; appreciate the value of;" also, "take into account or give credit for," also, in law and philosophy, "recognize, admit as valid" (a privilege, an excuse, a statement, etc.). From late 14c. as "sanction or permit; condone;" in business use from early 15c.
The Middle English word is from Anglo-French alouer, Old French aloer, alloiier (13c.) "allot, apportion, bestow, assign," from Latin allocare (see allocate). This word in Old French was confused and ultimately merged with aloer; alloer "to praise, commend," from Latin allaudare, adlaudare, compound of ad- "to" (see ad-) + laudare "to praise" (see laud). From the first word came the sense preserved in allowance as "money granted;" from the second came its meaning "permission based on approval."
Between the two primary significations there naturally arose a variety of uses blending them in the general idea of assign with approval, grant, concede a thing claimed or urged, admit a thing offered, permit, etc., etc. [OED].Related: Allowed; allowing.