letting

Definitions

  • "'Let me bind up your hand.'"
    "'Let me bind up your hand.'"
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n letting property that is leased or rented out or let
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"He started, and let the lancet fall." "He started, and let the lancet fall."
Stood Around and Let Richard Kill Those Princes 098 Stood Around and Let Richard Kill Those Princes 098
"She wouldn't let her Ned play games at home." "She wouldn't let her Ned play games at home."
let Yer Nails Grow; Ye'll Need 'em' 097 let Yer Nails Grow; Ye'll Need 'em' 097
He Let Both Heels Fly 133 He Let Both Heels Fly 133
I Hear the Enemy, Let Us Rally--1-43-088 I Hear the Enemy, Let Us Rally--1-43-088
Let sleeping dogs lie Let sleeping dogs lie
IF I LETS THE BLIGHTERS GO THE CORPORAL'LL CUSS ME INTO 'EAPS. AN' IF I 'OLDS ON TO 'EM I'LL BREAK MY BLINKIN' NECK IF I LETS THE BLIGHTERS GO THE CORPORAL'LL CUSS ME INTO 'EAPS. AN' IF I 'OLDS ON TO 'EM I'LL BREAK MY BLINKIN' NECK

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
    • n Letting let′ing the act of granting to a tenant: the act of giving to a contractor.
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Quotations

  • Virgil
    Virgil
    “Love conquers all; let us surrender to Love.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “Let us treat the men and women well: treat them as if they were real: perhaps they are.”
  • Horace
    Horace
    “Let us my friends snatch our opportunity from the passing day.”
  • Bible
    Bible
    “Let another praise you and not your own mouth, a stranger and not your own lips.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
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    “Let the punishment be proportionate to the offense.”
  • Lord Byron
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    “Fools are my theme, let satire be my song.”

Idioms

Let alone - This is used to emphasise how extreme something could be: 'We hadn't got the money to phone home, let alone stay in a hotel.' This emphasises the utter impossibility of staying in a hotel.
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Let bygones be bygones - If people decide to let bygones be bygones, they decide to forget old problems or grievances they have with each other.
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Let sleeping dogs lie - If someone is told to let sleeping dogs lie, it means that they shouldn't disturb a situation as it would result in trouble or complications.
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Let the best be the enemy of the good - If the desire for an unattainable perfection stops someone from choosing good possibilities, they let the best be the enemy of the good.
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Let the cat out of the bag - If you accidentally reveal a secret, you let the cat out of the bag.
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Let the chips fall where they may - This means that we shouldn't try to control events, because destiny controls them.
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Let the devil take the hindmost - This idiom means that you should think of yourself and not be concerned about other people; look after yourself and let the devil take the hindmost.
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Let the genie out of the bottle - If people let the genie out of the bottle, they let something bad happen that cannot be put right or controlled.
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Let the grass grow round your feet - If you let the grass grow round your feet, you delay doing things instead of taking action.
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Let your guard down - If you let your guard down, you relax and stop looking out for danger.
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Live and let live - If you live and let live, you accept other people as they are, although they may have a different way of life.
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Sleep well- don't let the bedbugs bite - This is a way of wishing someone a good night's sleep.
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Usage

In literature:

Give me a sheep-skin and let me stretch myself before the fire.
"The Gold Hunter's Adventures" by William H. Thomes
Let it stand cooling till it be cool enough to work with barm, which let be of Beer rather than Ale, about half a pint.
"The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened" by Kenelm Digby
Now let us look at this matter somewhat more closely.
"Sermons Preached at Brighton" by Frederick W. Robertson
My dearest Isa, let us make haste to say that of course I shall be glad to let my book be used as is proposed.
"The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Volume II" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Let not your heart be troubled; neither let it be afraid.
"Life and Labors of Elder John Kline, the Martyr Missionary" by John Kline
Let cool and then turn into a piece of cheese-cloth and let drain for two hours.
"Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book" by Mary A. Wilson
Let it be so, let it be.
"Lorna Doone" by R. D. Blackmore
Let the sleeping draught do its work, and let the clear morning hours correct any fever in his own mind.
"Bella Donna" by Robert Hichens
Do not let us scold him, and above all do not let us discuss the matter.
"Social Life in the Insect World" by J. H. Fabre
In case a man comes to this table and questions you, you must let him suppose that you are my wife.
"The Second Latchkey" by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
Let him go to the tavern and learn to fight like a man, an' if the boys licks him, let him kill some of 'em.
"The Entailed Hat" by George Alfred Townsend
Let us hear what your mother and Heath are talking about.
"The Way of Ambition" by Robert Hichens
Let it work, most decidedly let it work.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
Let the slaves of the United States be free, but let it be in their own country.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
Let no one hear, let no one see!
"Cleek, the Master Detective" by Thomas W. Hanshew
But" (with an affectionate smile) "let him succeed at last, Fanny, let him succeed at last.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
I suppose I owe it to myself not to let an old man fall down in the street.
"The Deaves Affair" by Hulbert Footner
It is a sin to let your mind dwell on the impossible.
"Under False Pretences" by Adeline Sergeant
Only he half let go and gave her the victory.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
Let the bitch have a warm kennel, with plenty of straw and shavings, or shavings alone.
"The Dog" by Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
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In poetry:

"And let them, let them there be pour'd!
Though all unfelt below,
Thine own wrung heart, to love restor'd,
Shall soften as they flow.
"The Kaiser's Feast" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
This is the day the Lord hath made,
He calls the hours his own;
Let heav'n rejoice, let earth be glad,
And praise surround the throne.
"Psalm 118 part 4" by Isaac Watts
It is not love—averse to bear
The servile chain that lovers wear;
Let, let me all my fears remove,
My doubts dispel—it is not love.
"Song XI. - Perhaps it is not love" by William Shenstone
"Let us but see the end of all,
When brain and thought have had their way,
Let not the shadows on us fall—
Grant us a little longer day."
"Life's Little Day" by Alexander Anderson
Take my poor heart, and let it be
For ever closed to all but thee!
Seal thou my breast, and let me we;
That pledge of love for ever there!
"Hymn XXVI: I Thirst, Thou Wounded Lamb of God" by Charles Wesley
O girl of spring! O spring of love!
Let silent violets be the speech
From you to me, and let them prove
What maiden silence will not teach!
"First Bloom of Love" by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop

In news:

Let stand 20 minutes to soften.
It's great that you're on your A-game with your work and career, but don't let that come to rule your whole life.
Let's face it: When you officially oversee "the geek department," there are many perceptions – and misperceptions – about the kind of senior manager and person you are.
Let's move toward better health ( Argus Community Writer).
You need to get tough with someone who has let you down once too often.
It is becoming a habit and that's not good for either of you, so let them know this is their very last chance - and mean it.
Let's talk about parental responsibility.
Let's face it bros, we stink.
If you are with me on this point lets drive on.
Let us endlessly count the ways.
McDonald's: Let-tuce assure you of quality.
Let Me Clear My Throat' by Elena Passarello.
Let's go right for the negative: In the fourth quarter of 2006, for the first time in more than a year, the average price per square foot for a Manhattan apartment fell below $1,000, according to a new report.
Don't let long lines and cold temps get in the way of your Natitude.
This Jobs Report Is Probably Wrong, So Let's Look at the Last 20, to Be Safe.
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In science:

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Reflection implies the SCH
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