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Allowance, 1) authorisation, permission: “without the king's will or the state's a.” H8 III, 2, 322. “on such regards of safety and a.” Hml. II, 2, 79. “you protect this course, and put it on by your a.” Lr. I, 4, 228. “if this be known to you and your a.” Oth. I, 1, 128. “under the a. of your great aspect,” Lr. II, 2, 112.
2) acknowledgment: “which one must in your a. o'erweigh a whole theatre,” Hml. III, 2, 31. “give him a. for the better man,” Troil. I, 3, 377. “a stirring dwarf we do a. give before a sleeping giant,” II, 3, 146. “syllables of no a. to your bosom's truth,” Cor. III, 2, 57. “his pilot of very expert and approved a.” Oth. II, 1, 49 (i. e. of allowed approof, or of acknowledged experience).
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