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For instance, the guidelines could become more permissive as vaccination becomes more widespread and cases continue to fall.
It would be better to give them all charters of incorporation; but still he would make that permissive.
It contained a permissive clause which allowed of the formation of companies to control the spirit-sale in towns.
Though they seldom come out of their houses, except under permissive sanction, yet their stock of gossip is almost inexhaustible.
THE HINDOOS AS THEY ARESHIB CHUNDER BOSE
The Mosaic provision had been but permissive, and was justified only because of existing unrighteousness.
JESUS THE CHRISTJAMES EDWARD TALMAGE
Calvin never said anything harsher; and all that can only be excused if it is to be understood of a permissive will.
THEODICYG. W. LEIBNIZ
Some were anxious for the Ballot,—which had not then become law,—and some desired the Permissive Bill.
AN AUTOBIOGRAPHYANTHONY TROLLOPE
He spoke calmly upon the Permissive Liquor Bill, and gave the ministerial statement in regard to it.
The permissive subjunctive with tomo is fucaqu tomo or fucai tomo 'although deep.'
The Act was permissive only and the delivery up was at the discretion of the governor.

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