Usage examples for disallow

  1. It will be found that the first and second rings can be dropped together or put on together; but to prevent confusion we will throughout disallow this exceptional double move, and say that only one ring may be put on or removed at a time. – Amusements in Mathematics by Henry Ernest Dudeney
  2. If it be against their inclination to determine it, would it be agreeable to them to refer it to the new government, by some resolution, which should show they have not meant to disallow it, by passing it over? – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  3. To insist upon the sovereign control of the nation over all the property within the nation is not to disallow the right to private property. – The Evolution of Sinn Fein by Robert Mitchell Henry
  4. 5 But if her father disallow her in the day that he heareth, not any of her vows, or of her bonds wherewith she had bound her soul, shall stand; and the Lord shall forgive her, because her father disallowed her. – The Woman's Bible Part I. Comments on Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. Part II. Comments on the Old and New Testaments from Joshua to Revelation. by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  5. In each and every case Congress reserved the right to disallow these laws. – Union and Democracy by Allen Johnson
  6. Her Majesty cannot be advised to disallow such acts, unless her advisers are prepared to assume the administration of the affairs of the colony, irrespective of the views of the inhabitants. – British Supremacy & Canadian Self-Government 1839-1854 by J. L. Morison
  7. But legal rules of interpretation entirely forbid and disallow all such implications, inferences, inuendos and double- entendre, all aid of exterior evidence, all assumptions of the prior legality of slavery, and all gratuitous imputations of criminal unexpressed intentions; and consequently compel us to come back to the letter of the instrument, and find there a distinct, clear, necessary, peremptory sanction for slavery, or to surrender the point. – The Unconstitutionality of Slavery by Lysander Spooner
  8. Of which, if thou be a severe sour- complexion'd man, then I hereby disallow thee to be a competent judge. – General Bramble by André Maurois
  9. When speculation is tempted to spin by its own processes something which it would set beside this historic magnitude or put in place of it, and still call that Christianity, we must disallow the claim. – Edward Caldwell Moore Outline of the History of Christian Thought Since Kant by Edward Moore
  10. We must also disallow appeals to the use of fire, the taming of animals, pottery, or clothing. – The Story of Evolution by Joseph McCabe
  11. Exercise: Place a hyphen between each pair of syllables in each word of more than one syllable: thoughtful, burrowing, thorough, chimney, brought, helped, harshnesses, which, murmur, superstition, ground, symmetry, ripped, compartment, disallow, obey, opinion, opportune, aggressive, intellectually, complicated, encyclopedia, wrought, electricity, abstraction, syllabication, punctuation, frustrate, except, substituting, distressful. – The Century Handbook of Writing by Garland Greever Easley S. Jones
  12. As Darwin's main problem was the origin of species, nature's way of making species by gradual changes from others previously existing, he had to dispose of the view, held universally, of the independent creation of each species and at the same time to insist upon a single centre of creation for each species; and in order to emphasise his main point, the theory of descent, he had to disallow convergent, or as they were then called, analogous forms. – Darwin and Modern Science by A.C. Seward and Others
  13. Section 65 of the South African Constitution provides that the King may disallow an Act of Parliament within twelve months after the Governor- General signed it. – Native-Life-in-South-Africa by Plaatje, Sol (Solomon Tshekisho)
  14. If any man had asked Jephthah's daughter if she would not like to have the Jewish law on vows so amended that she might disallow her father's vow, and thus secure to herself the right of life, she would no doubt have said, " No; I have all the rights I want," just as a class of New York women said in 1895, when it was proposed to amend the constitution of the State in their favor. – The Woman's Bible Part I. Comments on Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. Part II. Comments on the Old and New Testaments from Joshua to Revelation. by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  15. It is with regret that I have come to the conclusion that it is my duty to recommend to Her Majesty to disallow this appointment. – McGill and its Story, 1821-1921 by Cyrus Macmillan
  16. And yet success has so sanctified some of those other sorts of projects that it would be a kind of blasphemy against fortune to disallow them. – An Essay Upon Projects by Daniel Defoe
  17. The question which has appeared to me to call for my immediate decision is that of the continuance in the office of Principal of the College, and in the Professorship of Divinity, of the present holder, the Reverend Dr. Bethune, whose appointment it is still competent for the Crown, according to the Charter of the College, to disallow. – McGill and its Story, 1821-1921 by Cyrus Macmillan