permitting


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
Related to permitting: labored, Weather Permitting
References in classic literature ?
demanded he, looking into her face, and permitting the whole evil within him to be written on his features.
I will venture to add that to me the convention mode seems preferable, in that it allows amendments to originate with the people themselves, instead of only permitting them to take or reject propositions originated by others not especially chosen for the purpose, and which might not be precisely such as they would wish to either accept or refuse.
But many thought, and I thought so too, that it was special favour and mercy which Heaven showed to Spain in permitting the destruction of that source and hiding place of mischief, that devourer, sponge, and moth of countless money, fruitlessly wasted there to no other purpose save preserving the memory of its capture by the invincible Charles V; as if to make that eternal, as it is and will be, these stones were needed to support it.
permitting his vanity to aspire to the triple crown,[5] entertained hopes of succeeding in the acquisition of that splendid prize by the influence of the Emperor Charles V.
Their eyes were set at the extreme sides of their heads a trifle above the center and protruded in such a manner that they could be directed either forward or back and also independently of each other, thus permitting this queer animal to look in any direction, or in two directions at once, without the necessity of turning the head.
On the other hand the man had no intention of permitting this poor, insane child to wander further amidst the dangers of the jungle.
cried Passepartout, in his surprise permitting this imprudent exclamation to escape him.
Grimaud," said Athos, coming out of his apartment in a dressing gown, "Grimaud, I thought I heard you permitting yourself to speak?
The fresh earth excavated during their present work, and which would have entirely blocked up the old passage, was thrown, by degrees and with the utmost precaution, out of the window in either Faria's or Dantes' cell, the rubbish being first pulverized so finely that the night wind carried it far away without permitting the smallest trace to remain.
They wished to hold Greece as the Spartans held it, making it free and permitting its laws, and did not succeed.
The cardinal had listened without permitting a single fibre of his face to betray what he felt, and his smile remained as it ever was -- false and flattering; and when the queen finished speaking, he said:
Yet, unless he felt a lurking distrust of the golden tale, it is difficult to account for his permitting the paternal roof to stand so long, since he had never yet seen the moment when his predecessor's treasure would not have found plenty of room in his own strong box.