But Chinese leaders are not allowing this creative destruction to occur.
That kind of browsing was a purely visual experience that usually cleared my mind, allowing it to regenerate.
She switched teams, allowing herself to study her female competitors through the eyes of a man.
allowing her to stay in bed like that allowed her to be human for the audience.
What about allowing a school to manually or "mechanically" restrain students?
Neither would, for a moment, think of allowing such incidents to rankle in his bosom.
allowing this to be the case, why had he not taken Joy Saunders with him?
When he became a man, was he thankful to his father for not allowing him to have his own way at that time?
And what can you say more, allowing all your suppositions and reasonings?
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.