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Compared to other countries — including places like Japan, Singapore, Germany — we can afford to be more permissive.
THE U.S. IS JUST DIFFERENT — SO LET’S STOP PRETENDING WE’RE NOT (EP. 469)STEPHEN J. DUBNERJULY 15, 2021FREAKONOMICS
Science actually requires a permissive attitude to published claims in order to do its job of discovering important truths.
HOW TO MAKE SENSE OF CONTRADICTORY SCIENCE PAPERS - ISSUE 100: OUTSIDERSHAIXIN DANG & LIAM KOFI BRIGHTJUNE 2, 2021NAUTILUS
In the US, some traveled across state lines to take advantage of more permissive eligibility criteria in neighboring states.
THE US WORRIED ABOUT VACCINE TOURISTS. NOW IT’S ENCOURAGING THEM.EILEEN GUOMAY 26, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
For instance, the guidelines could become more permissive as vaccination becomes more widespread and cases continue to fall.
PEOPLE FULLY VACCINATED AGAINST COVID-19 CAN SOCIALIZE WITHOUT MASKS, CDC SAYSTINA HESMAN SAEYMARCH 8, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
It would be better to give them all charters of incorporation; but still he would make that permissive.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.III.E. FARR AND E. H. NOLAN
It contained a permissive clause which allowed of the formation of companies to control the spirit-sale in towns.
LIPPINCOTT'S MAGAZINE, VOL. 22, NOVEMBER, 1878VARIOUS
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
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PERMISSIVE

  • allowing
  • authorizing
  • granting
  • lenient
  • letting
  • permissive
  • sanctioning
  • tolerating
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