Edith Piaf mournfully lists her mistakes, allowing Front a rare punch-line: “So… you do have some regrets.”
But Chinese leaders are not allowing this creative destruction to occur.
In the case of the Metro-North, the MTA stood its ground in allowing free speech, and should be commended.
That kind of browsing was a purely visual experience that usually cleared my mind, allowing it to regenerate.
But the bigger threat for the White House may be the slippery slope of allowing federal waivers.
Neither would, for a moment, think of allowing such incidents to rankle in his bosom.
Katharine filled out his card for him, allowing him three dances with herself.
When he became a man, was he thankful to his father for not allowing him to have his own way at that time?
He waited as before, allowing the boat to remain where there was just water to float her.
It may be known by allowing the coffee to stand until cold, when a thick pellicle or skin will be found on the top.
early 14c., allouen, "to commend, praise; approve of, be pleased with; appreciate the value of;" also, "take into account or give credit for," also, in law and philosophy, "recognize, admit as valid" (a privilege, an excuse, a statement, etc.). From late 14c. as "sanction or permit; condone;" in business use from early 15c.
The Middle English word is from Anglo-French alouer, Old French aloer, alloiier (13c.) "allot, apportion, bestow, assign," from Latin allocare (see allocate). This word in Old French was confused and ultimately merged with aloer; alloer "to praise, commend," from Latin allaudare, adlaudare, compound of ad- "to" (see ad-) + laudare "to praise" (see laud). From the first word came the sense preserved in allowance as "money granted;" from the second came its meaning "permission based on approval."
Between the two primary significations there naturally arose a variety of uses blending them in the general idea of assign with approval, grant, concede a thing claimed or urged, admit a thing offered, permit, etc., etc. [OED].Related: Allowed; allowing.