Usage examples for allot

  1. To " quarter" soldiers in any house is to allot them to it for food and shelter. – Studies in Civics by James T. McCleary
  2. Deulin, during fifty- odd years of his life, had moved through a maze of men, remembering faces as a ship- captain must recollect those who have sailed with him, without attaching a name or being able to allot one saving quality to lift an individual out of the ruck. – The Vultures by Henry Seton Merriman
  3. On condition of his future co- operation- it being understood that the masters took their stand irrevocably on the award- the men at present responsible for the formation of the Syndicate proposed to allot Mr. Wharton ten Founder's Shares in the new undertaking. – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  4. This stormy weather continued for nine days; the ship required pumping every hour; the decks became so leaky that the commander was obliged to allot the great cabin to those who had wet berths to hang their hammocks in. – The Sea: Its Stirring Story of Adventure, Peril, & Heroism. Volume 1 by Frederick Whymper
  5. Deal, and let all accept what you allot 'em. – Black Beetles in Amber by Ambrose Bierce
  6. The usual bane of such expeditions is hurry; because men seldom allot themselves half the time they should do: but, fixing on a day for their return, post from place to place, rather as if they were on a journey that required dispatch, than as philosophers investigating the works of nature. – The-Natural-History-of-Selborne by White, Gilbert
  7. Another sport indulged in by the higher command was to change the main line of defense and re- allot the defense system of the sector. – Average Americans by Theodore Roosevelt
  8. We shall divide this capital into two thousand five- pound shares, allot one share to each malgamite worker- say five hundred shares- and retain the rest- say fifteen hundred shares- ourselves. – Roden's Corner by Henry Seton Merriman
  9. When, however, some wagons were soon afterwards seen laden with ammunition in Malines, and the high bailiff of Brabant showed himself frequently in the neighborhood of Antwerp with an armed force, the Calvinists, fearing hostile interruption of their religious worship, besought the prince to allot them a place within the walls for their sermons, which should be secure from a surprise. – The Revolt of The Netherlands, Complete by Frederich Schiller
  10. Not only can you not have all the additional territory you covet, but I must refuse to allot even what has been guaranteed to you by your secret treaty. – The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference by Emile Joseph Dillon
  11. Of those fifteen hundred, it is proposed to allot three hundred to each of us. – Roden's Corner by Henry Seton Merriman
  12. In every human creature the Divine One breathes; and He alone can judge His own hereafter, and allot its new career and home. – Zanoni by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  13. He tells me, which he says also he hath not done to any, that his estate is not full L800 per annum, but it is L780 per annum, of which L200 is by the death of his last wife, which he will allot for a joynture for a wife, but the rest, which lies in Cambridgeshire, he is resolved to leave entire for his eldest son. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  14. To avoid mistakes, therefore, the practice was to allot one section of the book to each press. – Fine Books by Alfred W. Pollard
  15. Then Blair suggested that the first thing to do was to rebuild the village, and asked him to allot them land where they could build their own houses. – White Fire by John Oxenham
  16. These latter smile suavely through the excruciating half- hours they allot to each unfinished damsel, and tear their hair in private at the memory of the daily and hourly murderous executions of the old masters at which they must perforce assist. – Leonie of the Jungle by Joan Conquest
  17. 3. Write the preperfect participles of the following verbs: depend, dare, deny, value, forsake, bear, set, sit, lay, mix, speak, sleep, allot. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  18. I trust, therefore, to your feeling of justice that you will, if possible, either strike out Sir Henry's name from future editions, or allot to him a more dignified part on the stage, and one which will convey a more correct view of his character and position. – Studies from Court and Cloister by J.M. Stone
  19. From the time that this writer has thought fit to allot for the burial of Jesus, it is evident, that he was not only no Jew, but so ignorant of the customs of the Jews, that he did not know that their day always began with the evening, or he would never have employed, Joseph in doing what no Jew would, nor dared to have done, after the commencement of the Sabbath. – The Grounds of Christianity Examined by Comparing The New Testament with the Old by George Bethune English
  20. Who to them for lawful consorts those ladies would allot? – The Lay of the Cid by R. Selden Rose and Leonard Bacon