make allowances

References in classic literature ?
You will make allowances for your old friend, and your sincere well-wisher?
Blake would perhaps kindly make allowance for the old-fashioned habits of a practical man.
I'm so sorry, but you know you need to make allowances for her--after all, she's only two.
Successful state schools make sacrifices for the sake of their pupils while mediocre comprehensives make allowances for teachers' mistakes, according to new research.