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  • adv. In an allowable manner.

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  • adv. In an allowable manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an allowable manner; with propriety.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a permissible manner

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Examples

  • Regarding both the issue of the nature of God and the nature of the afterlife, the question is how much of our present experience is allowably introduced when addressing these issues, and at what point an account involves the unwarranted extension of our present experience to theological topics radically different from that experience.

    Heaven and Hell

  • Surely, you are not afraid to trust yourself with a secret of this nature: if you are, then you may the more allowably doubt me.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Your sister, who would not in your circumstances have been guilty of your perverseness, may allowably be angry at you for it.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Still, Sir, the motive v, bich may allowably have weight with my friends, ought not to have principal Aveight with me.

    Sir Charles Grandison

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  • Had she been tall, full formed, and fair, it might have been more of a trial: but as it was, there could be no comparison; and she was most allowably a sweet, pretty girl, while they were the finest young women in the country.

    Mansfield Park

  • Othello seems to anticipate Freud's idea that a man marries in order to recover the lost mother who sent him out into the world some time ago; a forbidden, incestuous desire for the mother's body is transferred allowably onto another, younger woman.

    Shakespeare

  • But surely there may allowably exist in the minds of different men different means of arriving at the same security.

    The Life of Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1838

  • There was another and a bright side, which might just as allowably be represented in art as the dreary one, and which she had seen and studied.

    Famous Women: George Sand

  • We may quite allowably heighten the above picture by supposing that the person in her trance, in addition to being mad, might have displayed some of the perceptive powers occasionally developed in trance; and so have evinced, in addition to her demoniacal ferocity, an "uncanny" knowledge of things and persons.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 380, June, 1847

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