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Refuse not any thing he allots you, but embrace it as the best and properest for you.

To some He allots heart—and the beating pulse of humanity is theirs.

For this reason he allots to each one his part of the farce; but it would be tedious to describe, for it lasts fully three hours.

Ona has not, but there must surely be some trusty person to whom he allots the care of its furniture.

Each year new names were added to his budget, like that of a reigning house which allots pensions to its forgotten servants.

Order is the distribution which allots things equal and unequal, each to its own place.

He allots it to the visitor of the district to which the applicant belongs, for his name and address are on this paper.

It provides the site, erects the theatre, and allots a substantial subsidy to its maintenance.

He designates the target, and, when practicable, allots a part of the target to each platoon.

A man can secure an allowance from the government of ten dollars a month to a dependent parent, if he allots five dollars a month.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., from Old French aloter (Modern French allotir) "to divide by lots, to divide into lots," from à "to" (see ad-) + loter "lot," a word of Germanic origin (cf. Gothic hlauts, Old High German hloz, Old English hlot; see lot). Related: Allotted; allotting.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.