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Kaminsky has pointed out that he did not write the law, and favored a less permissive version.The Trailer: Not just Virginia: From county to county, an off-year battle for the suburbs|David Weigel|October 28, 2021|Washington Post
Compared to other countries — including places like Japan, Singapore, Germany — we can afford to be more permissive.The U.S. Is Just Different — So Let’s Stop Pretending We’re Not (Ep. 469)|Stephen J. Dubner|July 15, 2021|Freakonomics
Science actually requires a permissive attitude to published claims in order to do its job of discovering important truths.How to Make Sense of Contradictory Science Papers - Issue 100: Outsiders|Haixin Dang & Liam Kofi Bright|June 2, 2021|Nautilus
In the US, some traveled across state lines to take advantage of more permissive eligibility criteria in neighboring states.The US worried about vaccine tourists. Now it’s encouraging them.|Eileen Guo|May 26, 2021|MIT Technology Review
For instance, the guidelines could become more permissive as vaccination becomes more widespread and cases continue to fall.People fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can socialize without masks, CDC says|Tina Hesman Saey|March 8, 2021|Science News
Edward and Alexandra were the most permissive royal parents.
The program is medically based, not permissive as in states like Colorado that are experiencing the consequences of legalization.Chris Christie to the Drug War: I Wish I Knew How to Quit You|Olivia Nuzzi, Abby Haglage|June 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Just as important, however, is a permissive external environment.Why Democracy Will Struggle In The Arab World In 2014|Balint Szlanko|January 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In 2008, Mark Krikorian published an important new book arguing against permissive immigration.
With every other drug, attitudes today are less permissive today than they were a generation ago.Don't Legalize Marijuana: The Case for More Paternalism in America|David Frum|January 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It would be better to give them all charters of incorporation; but still he would make that permissive.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
It contained a permissive clause which allowed of the formation of companies to control the spirit-sale in towns.
Though they seldom come out of their houses, except under permissive sanction, yet their stock of gossip is almost inexhaustible.The Hindoos as they Are|Shib Chunder Bose
The Mosaic provision had been but permissive, and was justified only because of existing unrighteousness.Jesus the Christ|James Edward Talmage
Calvin never said anything harsher; and all that can only be excused if it is to be understood of a permissive will.Theodicy|G. W. Leibniz