Why would Obama act now, after two years of letting Bashar al-Assad massacre 10,000 of his people?
He went largely into defensive mode from the first bell, seemingly with the hope of letting Klitschko grow fatigued.
letting people share their cars or offer individual rides is an important innovation with great potential.
Besides, letting go of the need to be right all the time says you've evolved.
AP has a proud tradition of letting injured journalists return to the field, when they ask to go.
I like letting the fire have a good burn out, and then for it to cool down before I begin.
The joke of letting him live on to perform these tasks was not lost.
"Because I would rather not," she said, frankly enough, letting the pieces float out of the window into the street below.
Oh, I couldn't think of letting you put him to all that trouble.
He held it firmly in his hand, with a view to letting go after it had served its purpose, having no desire to injure his victim.
Old English lætan "to allow to remain; let go, leave, depart from; leave undone; to allow; bequeath," also "to rent" (class VII strong verb; past tense let, past participle læten), from Proto-Germanic *letan (cf. Old Saxon latan, Old Frisian leta, Dutch laten, German lassen, Gothic letan "to leave, let"), from PIE *le- "to let go, slacken" (cf. Latin lassus "faint, weary," Lithuanian leisti "to let, to let loose;" see lenient). If that derivation is correct, the primary sense would be "let go through weariness, neglect."
Of blood, from late Old English. To let (something) slip originally (1520s) was a reference to hounds on a leash; figurative use from 1540s. To let (someone) off "allow to go unpunished" is from 1814. To let on "reveal, divulge" is from 1725; to let up "cease, stop" is from 1787. Let alone "not to mention" is from 1812.
"stoppage, obstruction" (obsolete unless in legal contracts), late 12c., from archaic verb letten "to hinder," from Old English lettan "hinder, delay," from Proto-Germanic *latjanan (cf. Old Saxon lettian "to hinder," Old Norse letja "to hold back," Old High German lezzen "to stop, check," Gothic latjan "to hinder, make late," Old English læt "sluggish, slow, late"); see late.