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  • During the month we'd see how much of our allowances we could save. Cited from Jane Allen: Right Guard, by Edith Bancroft
  • I wonder if other people would make the same allowances for me! Cited from Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition, by R.L. Stevenson
  • On the other hand, we must make allowances for our position of advantage. Cited from My Lady Nicotine, by J. M. Barrie
  • They require the allowances to be retired after the end of each year.
  • I could not trouble him, and I did not believe he could make allowances for me. Cited from We and the World, Part I, by Juliana Horatia Ewing
  • I made allowances, the way one does for a clock that runs too fast or too slow. Cited from Alabaster Box, by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and Florence Morse Kingsley
  • He asked an increase in the number of medical officers and an increase in their pay and allowances.
  • The code also provides for paid annual leave and for child allowances.
  • But you must make allowances, even if you don't understand. Cited from The Great Amulet, by Maud Diver
  • She wrote of families who received allowances for foster children and used them for labor.
  • You must make allowances for her even if you think her unreasonable. Cited from The Land of Promise, by D. Torbett
  • But somehow you know who they are and where they came from, and make allowances. Cited from Torchy As A Pa, by Sewell Ford
  • They are provided with special allowances to buy their own food.
  • The constitution makes specific allowances for the failure of a new president to be elected.
  • Only a limited number of allowances are available each year.
  • After those allowances are used, no more can be issued.
  • He had to make allowances, not only to her, but to himself. Cited from The Emigrant Trail, by Geraldine Bonner
  • What allowances then could his best friends expect from him in their frailties? Cited from Imaginary Conversations and Poems, by Walter Savage Landor
  • Women with permanent positions in the government can now apply for travel allowances for their children.
  • The state gave certain allowances to students awaiting jobs during their training period.
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Root form of allowances is allowance for both verb and noun.

Meaning of allowances

  • noun An amount allowed or granted (as during a given period)
    travel allowance, my weekly allowance of two eggs, a child's allowance should not be too generous
  • noun A sum granted as reimbursement for expenses
  • noun An amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances
    an allowance for profit
  • noun A permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits
  • noun The act of allowing
    He objected to the allowance of smoking in the dining room
  • verb Put on a fixed allowance, as of food