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  • v. To take into account when making plans.

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

  • v. make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain


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  • The opening and the stairs themselves were broader than any other ladderway aboard because they had been built to allow for manhandling large kegs above decks.

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  • "This election marks the end of a minority government and will allow for a Parliamentary agreement that is inevitable and essential," said José Adelino Maltez , a political-science professor at the University of Lisbon.

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  • It was close enough to the mouth of the Nile to allow for easy access to the river and a steady supply of fresh water, but far enough away so that silting would not be a problem.

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  • The additional $25,000 would allow for a bigger playground area to be built, said Erin Moore, assistant director of Richmond Parks and Recreation.

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  • Standard Fruit guaranteed the partnership a fixed price per box of bananas meeting export-quality specifications; the contracted price f.o.b. the Port of Corinto was periodically renegotiated to allow for inflationary increases in high-use inputs.

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  • But after having completed our in-depth study and analysis of five years of expert commentary on the Iraq War, despite the near-unanimity and the high status and IQ of our subjects, we now must allow for the possibility that with one exception, discussed below, the experts all got it wrong.

    Mission Accomplished! Or How We Won the War in Iraq

  • As a means of assuring sufficient raw milk supplies to allow for high capacity utilization at the Milkpak plant, agricultural extension services were provided to local dairy farmers by a specialized Danish concern that had also made a small investment 2.9% in the new company.

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  • The types of investment plans that allow for deductible contributions are now limited to employer-sponsored retirement plans discussed in Chapter 18, and the IRAs and Keoghs outlined in this chapter.


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