from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb By general admission; admittedly.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Admittedly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb By allowance; admittedly.

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  • adverb admittedly


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allowed +‎ -ly


  • And yet, on several occasions, she acknowledged frankly, that were person, and address, and alliance, to be allowedly the principal attractives in the choice of a lover, it would not have been difficult for her eye to mislead her heart.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • * In Lithuania, the women are said to have so allowedly their gallants, called adjutores, that the husbands hardly ever enter upon any part of pleasure without them.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • While people of another description, wound God's cause yet more deeply, by the argument which they draw from this fall of David; namely, those who are allowedly vicious, yet call themselves "of the household of faith -- who are pure in their own eyes, though not cleansed from their filthiness."

    Sermons on Various Important Subjects

  • "Whosoever is born of God, doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him, and he cannot sin, because he is born of God" -- cannot sin: like others, allowedly and habitually.

    Sermons on Various Important Subjects

  • It is not conceivable that his partial conformity to the divine law had not made him to differ from those who had allowedly disregarded it -- that his character was as bad as theirs -- though he soon made it evident that the one thing needful was not found upon him.

    Sermons on Various Important Subjects

  • So long as they kept from swearing by the name Jehovah, and so long as they observed the oaths publicly taken, they seemed to consider all others as allowable, and allowedly broken.

    Barnes New Testament Notes

  • To his face she gave him none, -- an uncivil proceeding in 1714; but Mrs Jane being allowedly an eccentric character, no one expected her to conform to conventional rules on all occasions.

    The Maidens' Lodge None of Self and All of Thee, (In the Reign of Queen Anne)

  • That is, he that lives wilfully and allowedly in any one sin, brings the guilt of the violation of the whole law of God upon his soul, and that upon a twofold account.

    The Almost Christian Discovered; or, the False Professor Tried and Cast.

  • If so, I would ask what stress a reasonable man can lay upon a simple [fn70] prophecy which is allowedly so ambiguous, as to have led Christians, sincerely disposed to make a prophecy of

    Five Pebbles from the Brook

  • Some of the most important branches of the Christian temper, wherein the bulk of nominal Christians appear eminently and allowedly defective, have been already noticed in this and in the preceding chapter.

    A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians, in the Middle and Higher Classes in this Country, Contrasted with Real Christianity.


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