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Burke shook his head emphatically in denial of the allegation.

He wished very much to deny the allegation, or at least to dodge the truth.

Was it, do you suppose, because they detected some ill-will in me towards you that they made the allegation?

At the outset it must be acknowledged that the allegation is very difficult to prove.

He saw her hesitation, and knew that his allegation was the truth.

But no evidence whatever has been adduced to confirm this allegation.

The proof of that allegation was, that they were already overwhelmed.

The reader will notice that the allegation is based upon "it has been said."

Only this: you, before all the world, I desire to know of my acquittal of every allegation.

Arguments in favor of the allegation are given by Spanheim, Exercit.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "action of alleging," from Middle French allégation, from Latin allegationem (nominative allegatio) "a sending, despatching," noun of action from past participle stem of allegare (see allege).

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