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  • v. To do something which is prohibited, forbidden or generally not allowed, and not be punished for the action
  • v. To avoid doing something, or to avoid the consequences of not doing something.


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  • Another characteristic of pseudocommunity is that the members will let one another get away with such blanket statements.


  • One academician had said, upon its appearance, “Einstein has actually done for Physics what Mr. Keynes believes himself to have done for Economics,” and Keynes was not a man to let someone get away with that.

    The Worldly Philosophers

  • “You folks going to let nigras shoot down a white man and get away with it?”

    City of Glory

  • "It would've been a crying shame to let old T'ron get away with these beauties!"

    Dragon Drums

  • Some among us are truly goodwilled, but the majority would do most anything if they could get away with it.

    Magic City

  • Debbie, her aunt, Yetta, and all the other forces of evil would not get away with what they had done to me and all the other fat girls in this godforsaken world.

    Roseanne Archy

  • I asked Randall Toney, of the Illegal Whiskey Task Force, and Jesse Tate, of the Virginia ABC, how it was that Hale could get away with it.


  • They thought I was an afreet; I was fortunate to get away with a few bruises. ‘’

    O Jerusalem

  • Master, Julia thought—only Barbara Eden in her bikini and groovy genie bottle could get away with that.

    Some Fun

  • This was bravura stuff, but when the disaffected Liberal W. E. Forster insisted that Gordon was in danger, it looked as if Gladstone would not get away with it.

    Three Empires on the Nile


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