let in

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v let in allow participation in or the right to be part of; permit to exercise the rights, functions, and responsibilities of "admit someone to the profession","She was admitted to the New Jersey Bar"
    • v let in allow to enter; grant entry to "We cannot admit non-members into our club building","This pipe admits air"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Ancient Egyptian women used to wear perfume cones made of wax that would melt in the heat letting out a nice fragrance
    • Let in to allow to enter: to take in or swindle
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Quotations

  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “I knew my trainer believed in me and I couldn't let Him down.”
  • Raymond Chandler
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    “Woe, woe, woe... in a little while we shall all be dead. Therefore let us behave as though we were dead already.”
  • Leo Buscaglia
    Leo%20Buscaglia
    “The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don't let them put you in that position.”
  • Rainer Maria Rilke
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    “Let life happen to you. Believe me: life is in the right, always.”
  • Roger G. Imhoff
    Roger G. Imhoff
    “Let others confide in you. It may not help you, but it surely will help them.”
  • Bernard Devoto
    Bernard Devoto
    “The mind has its own logic but does not often let others in on it.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. lǽtan, to permit, pt.t. lét, leót, pp. læten; Ger. lassen, Fr. laisser, to permit.

Usage

In literature:

And in spite of my protests, that's the way I was let in.
"Torchy As A Pa" by Sewell Ford
When somebody bad sick dey build a fire in de house, even in de summer, and don't let it die down till dat person git well or die.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
But what is done must be done very, very early, so let there be no delay in calling in medical counsel.
"The Mother and Her Child" by William S. Sadler
I was letting in a pipe to drain it.
"Tom, Dick and Harry" by Talbot Baines Reed
So in the words immediately preceding my text, we read, 'let us not sleep, as do others, but let us watch and be sober.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
Put in cold water, three inches deep, and let the patient sit in it.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
When poison is in the veins, let out the blood, and the new that comes in is wholesome.
"Aurelian" by William Ware
The night was warm, and the window had been opened wide to let in the blue dusk.
"The Lion's Mouse" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Fore she let you in she go ask who sent you there; when you tell 'er she'll let you in.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
My mistress Goes on a visit to her: not let in.
"The Comedies of Terence" by Publius Terentius Afer
The good Lord lets in the light as our eyes are able to bear it.
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
So let's make for the prad in the lane.
"Rookwood" by William Harrison Ainsworth
Let your servants who are here advise you, and let them seek a man skilled in playing the lyre.
"The Children's Bible" by Henry A. Sherman
You might let your regret appear in your face, but it would not be proper to put it in words.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
Open the casement, dearest, and let in the wind.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
There is not a flower in your garden, not a book on my table, that you will let me love in peace.
"Deerbrook" by Harriet Martineau
Let us look at this matter from another standpoint, in order to prove this truth and make the same perfectly clear.
"Aether and Gravitation" by William George Hooper
And if we let in the thought of God, it will extinguish any flame.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
But we have got to wash our windows clean and let in the light that comes from Him.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
Now the full casement let in a flood of warm morning radiance.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
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In poetry:

Those that like the smart of Love,
In them let it freely move:
Els though his delights are pretty,
Doe not dwell in them for pitty.
"75" by Mary Wroth
The next said "I seem to hear,
‘It's rock of ages cleft for me,’"
And the boys joined in with feeling
"Let me hide myself in thee."
"Mother's Songs" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Let Love slightly passe like Love,
Neuer let it too deepe move:
For though Loves delights are pretty,
To dwell in them were great pitty.
"75" by Mary Wroth
All the delights that I have felt
in life's fruits and flowers
let me offer to thee at the end of the feast,
in a perfect union of love.
"Fireflies" by Rabindranath Tagore
So let me sing, for life is still
A shining plaything in my hand-
Let me rejoice — my being filled
with beauty e're I leave this land.
"A Summer's Evening" by R S Ward
And once she let in her father dear,
And once passed her brother through,
Once came a friend she had loved full well,
O, bitter it was to do!
"The Woman Who Went To Hell [An Irish Legend]" by Dora Sigerson Shorter

In news:

On this date in history November 9, 1965 a massive power faluire let New York State and parts of Canada in the dark.
Jessica Silver-Greenberg has an alarming page-one story in The New York Times on how hospitals are letting in third-party debt collectors to pressure patients to pay before they've even had treatment.
Kodak says it has reached an agreement to borrow $793 million, an important step in letting it leave bankruptcy protection in the first half of next year.
NEW YORK — Struggling photo pioneer Eastman Kodak Co. Said Monday that it has reached an agreement to borrow $793 million, an important step in letting it leave bankruptcy protection in the first half of next year.
NEW YORK—Struggling photo pioneer Eastman Kodak Co. Said Monday that it has reached an agreement to borrow $793 million, an important step in letting it leave bankruptcy protection in the first half of next year.
STUART — Preparing to break ground this week for construction of the first luxury auto dealerships in Martin County, Mario Murgado said he had to persuade the manufacturers to let him build in Stuart.
But the Brits are usually pretty certain they've got everything right in soccer and, sure enough, Walton let us know how he feels about this in a recent interview on ESPN's website.
In the episode, Big Bird is invited to join the club, but a bully won't let him in and makes fun of him.
The historic Emery Farm in Durham is taking a step back in time and letting cattle trim the grass instead of using a mower.
Back in 1984, Congress gave authorities the power to let people out of federal prison early, in extraordinary circumstances, like if inmates were gravely ill or dying.
Last year, as part of our annual valuation guide, he let appraisers take a crack at Infinite Conferencing , which specializes in webcasts and teleconferencing and is based in Millburn, New Jersey.
New parking meters in downtown Omaha will let drivers leave their change in their piggy banks.
Not long ago, the house of the future was designed to let you to stay plugged in to your music, sports and movies no matter where you were in your home.
In the play, as in real life, Eleanor has been imprisoned by Henry, who lets her out only once or twice a year.
Let me assure you that the purpose of this article is not to weigh in on the recent Internet Asifa (gathering) that was held at Citifield in New York.
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In science:

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Chern classes and Lie-Rinehart algebras
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Artin groups of spherical type up to isomorphism
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Base locus of linear systems on the blowing-up of P^3 along at most 8 general points
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KIDs are non-generic
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Obstructions for generalized graphmanifolds to be nonpositively curved
Let M be a n-dimensional generalized graph manifold, let Mv , Mv′ be blocks in M and let ψw : Tw → T−w be the gluing map (here w ∈ ∂v , −w ∈ ∂v ′ ).
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Let F be a subgroup of the affinities of Rn × R, let Π be a set of point predicates and let FO(Π, σ) be a point language that is sound and complete for the F -generic queries expressible in FO(+, ×, <, 0, 1, σ).
First-order Complete and Computationally Complete Query Languages for Spatio-Temporal Databases
Example Let In n > 0 be a sequence of disjointed intervals (separated by some open sets) in R accumulating to the origin and let u be a smooth function such that u|In = 1/n.
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However, it can also let in more light from other sources, most notably the night sky background.
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
Let In be a stationary sequence of {0, 1} random variables and construct ⊳ as follows.
Random orderings of the integers and card shuffling
We let in≺( f ) denote the maximal (initial) term in supp( f ) with respect to ≺.
Truncated Groebner fans and lattice ideals
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