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  • In any case, they define this work as a male task; by custom Luhya women are not allowed to cut trees planted by their husband.

    Diffusion of Innovations

  • They're a sub-caste of Klingon society and they're not allowed off the home world much.

    Ishmael

  • TheWrongGirl87: I dunno. im not allowed to leave my room.

    Miss Misery

  • Then, barring the supposition in which it is necessary for the public welfare, our own, or another's defence, or even the culprit's good, we are not allowed to make known what is to his discredit.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • A Roman governor enforcing Roman law on people who do not understand it, conducting wars that do not benefit the local people, and feathering his own nest—or a client-king who enforces laws his people understand, and who is not allowed to go to war at all?

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • Then Mrs. Miller said the words I had not allowed myself to imagine could be true.

    Keep Sweet

  • The Green Berets did call in airstrikes but were not allowed to engage in firefights with al-Qaeda because of concerns that the battle would turn into a “meat grinder.”

    The Longest War

  • “Asmodeus, as you are aware, we are not allowed to kill her, so commanded the Dark Lord,” one bold demon hissed.

    Surrender the Dark

  • We are not allowed to enter the hotel doors, as Maria Mikhailovna has warned us, reciting a litany of rules.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • You are not allowed to share your stuffed pig named Oinky just because you feel like it, which Roland Forth learned the hard way.

    Phineas L. MacGuire . . . Gets Slimed!

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