(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Let
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n. the act of granting to a tenant: the act of giving to a contractor.
Edited by Elsie
- And letting down the side-glass to distinguish, 'Tis Crawford's, Crawford's barouche, I protest! Jane Austen. Mansfield Park.
- Instead of letting go he drew her closer to him. Thomas Hardy. The Return of the Native.
- After letting all that time go by me, what good could come of it? Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- Private enterprise, therefore, so far from bothering about the public need of housing, did nothing but corner and speculate in rents and sub-letting. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- Then, letting her hand fall on the table, she said in another tone--Yet what miserable men find such things, and work at them, and sell them! George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- By not letting the brine get old, or by keeping plenty of salt on it, the meat could be kept in this way for several months, but would be available for use at any time. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- By not letting in Mrs. Yeobright. Thomas Hardy. The Return of the Native.
- You're letting in a devil of a draught here! Charles Dickens. Little Dorrit.
- In the meantime, take no step without letting me know. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- Christian drew a deep breath without letting it expand his body, and Humphrey said, Where has it been seen? Thomas Hardy. The Return of the Native.
- She couldn't wear one of your gowns, could she, by any letting down, or such matter? Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom's Cabin.
- Young ladies have a remarkable way of letting you know that they think you a quiz without actually saying the words. Charlotte Bronte. Jane Eyre.
- The other officer has done a world of harm to this inquiry, by letting the servants see that he suspected them. Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- And all the while you were letting a lot of other fellows make up to you . Edith Wharton. The House of Mirth.
- And then I shall go to the Shivering Sand--don't be afraid of my letting my footmarks betray me! Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
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