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Search phrase: allow


 26 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
All's Well That Ends WellAW V.ii.8eat no fish of Fortune's buttering. Prithee, allow theeate no Fish of Fortunes butt'ring. Prethee alow the
As You Like ItAYL I.i.67Therefore allow me such exercises as may become atherefore allow me such exercises as may become a
CoriolanusCor III.iii.45Allow their officers, and are contentAllow their Officers, and are content
HamletHam I.ii.38Of these delated articles allow.Of these dilated Articles allow:
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.i.20Why, they will allow us ne'er aWhy, you will allow vs ne're a
Henry IV Part 22H4 I.iii.5I well allow the occasion of our arms,I well allow the occasion of our Armes,
Henry IV Part 22H4 II.ii.100I do allow this wen to be as familiarI do allow this Wen to bee as familiar
Henry IV Part 22H4 IV.ii.54I like them all, and do allow them well,I like them all, and doe allow them well:
Henry IV Part 22H4 V.v.69For competence of life I will allow you,For competence of life, I will allow you,
King LearKL II.iv.186Allow obedience, if you yourselves are old,Allow Obedience; if you your selues are old,
King LearKL II.iv.261Allow not nature more than nature needs – Allow not Nature, more then Nature needs:
King LearKL III.vi.97Which, if convenience will not allow,
King LearKL V.iii.231The time will not allow the complimentThe time will not allow the complement
Measure for MeasureMM II.i.216If the law would allow it, sir.If the Law would allow it, sir.
Measure for MeasureMM II.i.217But the law will not allow it, Pompey; nor itBut the Law will not allow it Pompey; nor it
Richard IIR2 I.i.62Which to maintain I would allow him odds,Which to maintaine, I would allow him oddes,
Richard IIR2 I.i.123Free speech and fearless I to thee allow.Free speech, and fearelesse, I to thee allow.
Richard IIR2 V.ii.40Whose state and honour I for aye allow.Whose State, and Honor, I for aye allow.
Romeo and JulietRJ II.iii.82Doth grace for grace and love for love allow.Doth grace for grace, and Loue for Loue allow:
Troilus and CressidaTC III.ii.89we are tasted, allow us as we prove. Our head shall gowe are tasted, allow vs as we proue: our head shall goe
Twelfth NightTN I.ii.60That will allow me very worth his service.That will allow me very worth his seruice.
Twelfth NightTN IV.ii.57shalt hold the opinion of Pythagoras ere I will allow ofshalt hold th'opinion of Pythagoras, ere I will allow of
Twelfth NightTN V.i.292ladyship will have it as it ought to be, you must allowLadyship will haue it as it ought to bee, you must allow
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK II.iv.4.1That these times can allow.That these times can allow.
The Winter's TaleWT IV.i.29Is th' argument of Time. Of this allow,Is th' argument of Time: of this allow,
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.465He will allow no speech – which I do guessHe will allow no speech: (which I do ghesse


 3 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
The Rape of LucreceLuc.1845 Who, wondering at him, did his words allow. Who wondring at him, did his words allow.
SonnetsSonn.19.11 Him in thy course untainted do allow Him in thy course vntainted doe allow,
SonnetsSonn.112.4 So you o'ergreen my bad, my good allow? So you ore-greene my bad, my good alow?


 91 result(s).
admitpermit, allow, grant
affordgrant, permit, allow
Allhallond EveHallowe'en
Allhallowmasin Christian tradition, All Saints' Day, 1 November
All-hallownAll Saints' Day; period of fine weather in late autumn
all-licensedallowed to do anything, given free range
allowacknowledge, commend, receive [with praise]
allowapprove, sanction, encourage
allowpermit to indulge, surrender, give over
allowacknowledge, grant, admit
allowbestow, legally assign
allowanceacknowledgement, admission, confirmation
allowancepermission, approval, sanction
allowanceregard, respect, reputation
allowedapproved, acknowledged, granted
allowedlicensed, authorized, permitted
Arion[a'riyon] legendary Greek musician; about to be robbed and killed by a ship’s crew, he was allowed to sing one last song; dolphins then appeared, Arion leapt overboard, and was carried by one of them to safety
ballowcudgel, stick
beteem, beteeneallow, permit, let, grant
beteeneallow, permit, let, grant
borrowborrowing, loan, allowance
breatheallow to breathe, rest
brookallow, permit, bear
Charybdis[pron: ka'ribdis] mythological whirlpool in the Straits of Messina which swallowed ships whole
chasteof allowed love-making [because married]
coltfoolish youth, callow ass
crack-hemprogue who deserves to be hanged, gallows-bird
denydisallow, forbid, refuse permission [for]
digestdigest, swallow
disallowreject, deny, refuse to admit
disgestdigest, swallow
drinkdrink down, swallow up
endurelet, allow, permit
englutswallow up, gulp down, devour
entertainaccept as true, allow, accommodate
exhibitionallowance, pension, maintenance
fallowfawn-coloured, pale brown
fallowunsown, uncultivated
fallowarea of arable land, ploughed field
flap-dragonswallow like a flap-dragon
full-gorgedallowed to eat her fill
gallowfrighten, scare, startle
Galloway nagsmall strong riding horse [from Galloway, Scotland]; prostitute
gallowssomeone who deserves to be hanged
givegrant, allow, bestow
glutswallow up, devour, engulf
hallowshout, yell, cry out
hallowfollow with shouts, call after
hallowbless, glorify, honour as holy
hallowedblessed, consecrated
hallowed vergemagic circle, charmed ring
hallowingshouting, hallooing, crying out
Hallowmasin Christian tradition, All Saints' Day, 1 November
jaundicesallowness, yellowness [as a sign of envy or jealousy]
lawfulexcusable, allowable, justifiable
leavepermitting, allowance, availability
letallow to stay, let remain
mallowvariety of wild plant
pocket upput up with, endure, swallow
privileged[of a professional fool] allowed to say anything
pulldrink up, swallow, draw in
rush-candlecandle made of a rush dipped in tallow-wax [giving poor light]
sacredconsecrated, hallowed, sanctified
savespare, allow to live
servesuit, allow, afford
shallowshallow part
shallownaive, gullible, lacking in depth of character
shallowlynaively, gullibly; or: rashly
singlenesssimplicity, shallowness, silliness
sizeallowance, ration, quota
slipfail to keep, allow to pass by
sliplet go, allow to leave, unleash
sliplet go of, allow to leave, unleash
staykeep, make to stay, allow to remain
sufferallow, permit, let
takeswallow, consume, ingest
tallow-catch[unclear meaning] dripping-pan [placed under roasting meat]
tallow-face[contemptuous] face as pale as wax
tarrystay for, wait for, allow time for
three-suitedallowed three suits a year; servile
unhallowedwithout saying prayers, without devotion
unhallowedunholy, wicked, sacrilegious
unlimitedallowing changes in the location of action; or: all-inclusive
unrecuringincurable, terminal, allowing no recovery
usepermit, allow, tolerate
vouchsafeallow, permit, grant
warrantallowed, warranted, justifiable
Washesthe Wash; shallow inlet of the North Sea on E coast of England
well-hallowedwell-blessed, well-consecrated
yellowsallow, pasty-faced; or: jealous


 59 result(s).
action, allowing changes in locationunlimited
allowbeteem, beteene
allow timetarry
allow to leaveslip
allow to leaveslip
allow to livesave
allow to pass byslip
allow to staylet
allowed three suits a yearthree-suited
allowed to do anythingall-licensed
allowed to say anythingprivileged
ass, callowcolt
breathe, allow tobreathe
callow asscolt
flap-dragon, swallow like a flap-dragon
Hallowe'enAllhallond Eve
hallowed vergeverge
leave, allow toslip
leave, allow toslip
live, allow tosave
love-making, of allowedchaste
pass by, allow toslip
recovery, allowing nounrecuring
remain, allow tostay
shallow partshallow
stay, allow tolet
suits, allowed threethree-suited
swallowpocket up
swallow like a flap-dragonflap-dragon
swallow upglut
swallow upenglut
swallow updrink
time, allowtarry
verge, hallowedverge

Themes and Topics

 2 result(s).
Comparison...er degree, present-day standard english allow s either an inflected form (bigger, bigg...
...er a paindest expression). adverbs also allow the expression of comparison: sooner / ...
...rison at all, but shakespearian english allow s it. they include some words expressing...
Frequently Encountered Words (FEW)...broke] whose state and honour i for aye allow base (adj.)1 dishonourable, low, unworth...
...ecial clothing2h4 v.v.12 [falstaff to shallow ] if i had had time to have made new liv...
... to malvolio] there is no slander in an allow ed fool, though he do nothing but railre...

Words Families

 6 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
ALLOWBASICallow v, allowance n, allowed adj, allowing adj
ALLOWNOTdisallow v