Definitions of Allowing

  1. of Allow

Usage examples for Allowing

  1. After all, a wedding was a wedding, and therefore a matter well worth a man's allowing himself to get a bit excited. – The Everlasting Whisper by Jackson Gregory
  2. Madam, I- can't think of allowing you. – Peg Woffington by Charles Reade
  3. For want of sufficient courage and energy he was not only losing three thousand pounds, which he would have received on arriving in England, but allowing a number of other people to lose the hard- won wealth which might have been theirs. – Hurricane Hurry by W.H.G. Kingston
  4. This young girl utterly ignored so far as was possible the fact of Ester's illness, never allowing it to be admitted in her presence that there were any fears as to the result. – Ester Ried by Pansy (aka. Isabella M. Alden)
  5. She felt sure he would blame her for allowing it. – Marcia Schuyler by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
  6. Allowing then, for the journey and the halt at Florence, he probably reached Rome in the last week of that month. – The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti by John Addington Symonds
  7. " I thank you, monsieur," answered the Englishman, without allowing himself to show that he perceived this. – The Blue Pavilions by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  8. The Church of Rome doth not only dislike the allowing liberty, but by its principles it cannot do it. – Political Pamphlets by George Saintsbury
  9. Would you oblige me by allowing these to lie here till I come for them? – The Marquis of Lossie by George MacDonald
  10. He would bring their strength into his strength, instead of allowing it to become a strength outside his own. – Rulers of India: Akbar by George Bruce Malleson
  11. But if on a long trip- as, a summer outing- and she is escorted by a man, she should insist on paying her own fare and all expenses, allowing him, however, to pay the expenses of slight entertainment- as, fruit, magazines, etc. – The Book of Good Manners by W. C. Green
  12. Arni sat down on the rock, with the fox on his knees, and started singing to pass the time, allowing his good cheer to ring out as far as his voice would carry: My fine Sunday cap has been carried away By a furious gale; And I'll wear it no more to the chapel to pray In the wind and the hail. – Seven Icelandic Short Stories by Various
  13. Seems to me you are allowing your imagination to run away with you, young man. – Every Man for Himself by Hopkins Moorhouse
  14. This plan is like that of teaching a child how to walk by means of holding its hand, allowing it to rest on chairs, etc. – Genuine Mediumship or The Invisible Powers by Bhakta Vishita
  15. I'm not sure the company didn't make a mistake in allowing you such a generous compensation for your accident." – The Law of Hemlock Mountain by Hugh Lundsford
  16. She was much too good for them, he thought,- she wronged herself by being in their company, or allowing them to be in hers! – God's Good Man by Marie Corelli
  17. When the service ended he rose, and allowing the Hindu to pass out before him, caught him up at the west door. – The Outcaste by F. E. Penny
  18. No doubt lights were burning within, but if so the shades must have been drawn closely, allowing no reflection to escape. – The Case and The Girl by Randall Parrish
  19. Aren't you allowing this woman to bluff you, Humphrey? – The Honour of the Clintons by Archibald Marshall