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allowed

adjective acceptable, accepted, admissible, admitted, allowable, approvable, approved, authorized, certified, chartered, commissioned, conceded, consented, eligible, empowered, endorsed, granted, justified, lawful, legal, legalized, licensed, licit, passed, permissible, permissioned, permitted, ratified, recognized, rightful, sanctioned, sanccioned by the law, suitable, supported by authority, unforbidden, unprohibited, valid, validated, vouchsafed, warranted, within the law
Associated concepts: allowed claim, allowed into evidence
Foreign phrases: Est quiddam perfectius in rebus licitis.There is something more perfect in things permitted.
See also: accessible, admissible, choate lien, definite, entitled, lawful, legal, legitimate, licit, open, permissible, potential, privileged, rightful
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On the contrary, I have allowed myself, as to such points, nearly, or altogether, as much license as if the facts had been entirely of my own invention.
In seven hundred years wages will have risen to six times what they are now, here in your region, and farm hands will be allowed 3 cents a day, and mechanics 6.
There was a little one-horse town about three mile down the bend, and after dinner the duke said he had ciphered out his idea about how to run in daylight without it being dangersome for Jim; so he allowed he would go down to the town and fix that thing.
I wish we was allowed to follow him and see where he's going to.
I wish my health allowed me to be a better neighbour.
I beg to be allowed to convey, through you, my apologies to your excellent aunt for my late excitement.
But, not to detract from a nation, to which, during my life, I shall acknowledge myself extremely obliged, it must be allowed, that whatever this famous tower wants in height, is amply made up in beauty and strength: for the walls are near a hundred feet thick, built of hewn stone, whereof each is about forty feet square, and adorned on all sides with statues of gods and emperors, cut in marble, larger than the life, placed in their several niches.
It is true the second author of this work was unwilling to believe that a history so curious could have been allowed to fall under the sentence of oblivion, or that the wits of La Mancha could have been so undiscerning as not to preserve in their archives or registries some documents referring to this famous knight; and this being his persuasion, he did not despair of finding the conclusion of this pleasant history, which, heaven favouring him, he did find in a way that shall be related in the Second Part.
But, about three centuries afterwards, the Law decided that in all towns containing a population above ten thousand, the angle of a Pentagon was the smallest house-angle that could be allowed consistently with the public safety.
It served as a reservoir for compressed air, which a valve, worked by a spring, allowed to escape into a metal tube.
Darcy had at first scarcely allowed her to be pretty; he had looked at her without admiration at the ball; and when they next met, he looked at her only to criticise.
Stop," said Mazarin; "there I begin to terrify myself with having allowed so many things to pass which the Lord might reprove.