"I don't need to show photos anymore," he said, letting out a laugh.
At first a wine-carrier, he made money by letting out conveyances and dealing in forage, but he gave away most of what he made.
It was the liberation of his inner life, the letting out of his soul into the wide world.
About this time an accommodating rebel bullet cut his throat, letting out a liberal quantity of fresh bright blood.
Then we ran away from the fish, circling and letting out slack line.
I must caution Rose, who has an unfortunate habit of letting out whatever comes uppermost.
Grantline at last was letting out all his apprehensions on us, with this burst.
When practicable, a screw-down valve, with wheel and spindle outside the bath, is the best means of letting out the waste water.
"Then you have been happy," Helen said, letting out a light sigh of content.
Almost instantly he heard a bolt shot back, and the next instant a door was flung open, letting out a flood of light.
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.