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synonyms for leeway

  • extent
  • headway
  • latitude
  • margin
  • play
  • scope
  • space
  • elbow room
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As new laws are designed to give school districts extra leeway to deny charter schools, learning pods, a component of distance learning, have become a viable alternative to traditional public schools and charter schools.
SCHOOL DISTRICTS SHOULD EMBRACE LEARNING PODS EVEN AFTER THE PANDEMICMARK POWELLDECEMBER 14, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Larger productions, like network TV shows, have less leeway since they require more time to shoot.
DIGITAL PUBLISHERS HUNT FOR HOME ON CONNECTED TVTIM PETERSONNOVEMBER 4, 2020DIGIDAY
As explained above, Kavanaugh appears to be largely indifferent to voting rights, and is willing to give state legislatures a great deal of leeway to disenfranchise voters.
IF THE SUPREME COURT DECIDES THE ELECTION, IT WILL LIKELY ALL COME DOWN TO BRETT KAVANAUGHIAN MILLHISEROCTOBER 30, 2020VOX
A police tactic meant to keep officers safer — raiding homes late at night, giving occupants little or no warning — can conflict with “castle doctrine” laws meant to keep homeowners safe by giving them leeway to use deadly force against intruders.
A WOMAN KILLED. AN OFFICER SHOT. AND NO ONE LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE.DAVID FAHRENTHOLDSEPTEMBER 24, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Secretaries of state, who oversee statewide voting and work with county election officials, have broad leeway to act in ways that can limit or expand the franchise.
NO DEMOCRATS ALLOWED: A CONSERVATIVE LAWYER HOLDS SECRET VOTER FRAUD MEETINGS WITH STATE ELECTION OFFICIALSBY MIKE SPIES, JAKE PEARSON AND JESSICA HUSEMANSEPTEMBER 15, 2020PROPUBLICA
Such a contrivance helps to improve the leeway of so shallow a boat, although not proportionately to the area immersed.
YACHTING VOL. 2VARIOUS.
Mollett's theory is that it is better to cut away every inch of deadwood which is not absolutely necessary for preventing leeway.
YACHTING VOL. 2VARIOUS.
"She's makin' leeway the best I can do," came back from Skipper Zeb.
LEFT ON THE LABRADORDILLON WALLACE
I suppose,” he said presently, “you have made ample allowance for leeway, and for our drift while hove-to?
A MIDDY OF THE KINGHARRY COLLINGWOOD
We were marching a little to the east of the wind, and the sledge was continually blown sideways, making considerable leeway.
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