The bad-boy tennis star, now 60, lets us know that most of the stories of his egregious behavior are true.
Gravity is transformed from the constraint that holds us dully to Earth into the power that lets us fly.
When asked why men are so attracted to crazy chicks, Mila Kunis, who plays Lily, lets out a laugh.
Well, that time has now come thanks to Fish on Wheels—a roller aquarium that lets fish drive.
She lets through about 70 percent of the comments that come across her screen, she estimated.
I've got a ten-acre orange grove now and two hundred acres of alfalfa and a foreman who lets me gad!
How can you say God takes care of you if he lets you die of the small-pox!
Yudhishthira, yielding to Shr Kiha, tells the falsehood, and Drona lets fall his weapons and is killed.
You have the wisdom that grasps the substance and lets the shadows flit.
She lets me go to sleep at nine oclock sharp and thats the last I hear of her until morning.
Old English lætan "to allow to remain; let go, leave, depart from; leave undone; to allow; bequeath," also "to rent" (class VII strong verb; past tense let, past participle læten), from Proto-Germanic *letan (cf. Old Saxon latan, Old Frisian leta, Dutch laten, German lassen, Gothic letan "to leave, let"), from PIE *le- "to let go, slacken" (cf. Latin lassus "faint, weary," Lithuanian leisti "to let, to let loose;" see lenient). If that derivation is correct, the primary sense would be "let go through weariness, neglect."
Of blood, from late Old English. To let (something) slip originally (1520s) was a reference to hounds on a leash; figurative use from 1540s. To let (someone) off "allow to go unpunished" is from 1814. To let on "reveal, divulge" is from 1725; to let up "cease, stop" is from 1787. Let alone "not to mention" is from 1812.
"stoppage, obstruction" (obsolete unless in legal contracts), late 12c., from archaic verb letten "to hinder," from Old English lettan "hinder, delay," from Proto-Germanic *latjanan (cf. Old Saxon lettian "to hinder," Old Norse letja "to hold back," Old High German lezzen "to stop, check," Gothic latjan "to hinder, make late," Old English læt "sluggish, slow, late"); see late.