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But, if I do not ask, they may allege, that my not going is owing to myself.

I was deceived: Whatever I might allege, the prohibition remained.

The Germans allege that they captured it after strenuous fighting.

We allege nothing of which we cannot furnish recent examples.

The mere assertion of what he meant to allege must at least delay this hateful marriage.

The plaintiff counted as heir, but did not allege that he was tenant of the manor.

That gave him his opportunity to lie about the toys and allege that he had brought them for her scholars.

In my own excuse I must allege that she tempted me to do it.

Every one of these hypotheses can allege facts in its favor.

What reason has any woman to allege for giving up her husband?'

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300. It has the form of one French verb and the meaning of another. The form is Anglo-French aleger, Old French eslegier "to clear at law," from Latin ex- "out of" (see ex-) and litigare "bring suit" (see litigate); however eslegier meant "acquit, clear of charges in a lawsuit." It somehow acquired the meaning of French alléguer, from Latin allegare "send for, bring forth, name, produce in evidence," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + legare "to depute, send" (see legate). Related: Alleged; alleging.

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