• WordNet 3.6
    • n permissiveness a disposition to allow freedom of choice and behavior
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  • Arnold Bennett
    “Your own mind is a sacred enclosure into which nothing harmful can enter except by your permission.”
  • The Talmud
    The Talmud
    “A person will be called to account on Judgment Day for every permissible thing he might have enjoyed but did not.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “It is easier to ask forgiveness than permission.”
  • Zig Ziglar
    “If God would have wanted us to live in a permissive society He would have given us Ten Suggestions and not Ten Commandments.”
  • Pat Riley
    “Giving yourself permission to lose guarantees a loss.”
  • Bishop Robert South
    Bishop Robert South
    “It is idleness that creates impossibilities; and where people don't care to do anything, they shelter themselves under a permission that it cannot be done.”


In literature:

She applied to the Archduke and the Marshal for permission to visit you.
"Vittoria, Complete" by George Meredith
I begged permission to see her to her door.
"The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete" by George Meredith
Seaman, standing up in his place, appealed to the chairman for permission to say a few words.
"The Great Impersonation" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
When your father returns I shall do myself the honor to ask his formal permission to visit you later.
"A Fascinating Traitor" by Richard Henry Savage
Permission is always given the rectory tenants.
"Kent Knowles: Quahaug" by Joseph C. Lincoln
The one thing he will not grant you is permission to leave the palace.
"The Grey Fairy Book" by Various
As soon as I heard of the order I announced that I was coming, but it was necessary to obtain the commanding officer's permission first.
"Army Letters from an Officer's Wife, 1871-1888" by Frances M.A. Roe
Bossu requested permission for his troops to pass through the city without halting.
"By Pike and Dyke" by G. A. Henty
But the most of it was occupied by permission of the magistrates.
"History of Rome from the Earliest times down to 476 AD" by Robert F. Pennell
One very simple brooch, or perhaps a pair of cuff links, is permissible; but bracelets, rings and neck ornaments are in bad taste.
"Book of Etiquette, Volume 2" by Lillian Eichler Watson
Because he's got permission from the King, you see.
"Master Olof" by August Strindberg
He asked Helen's permission to glance at these, for they might afford a clew to friends.
"My Novel, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Before you start smoking all over the house, I should have thought you would have asked your aunt's permission.
"First Plays" by A. A. Milne
When the hermit saw Juan entering his courtyard without permission, he was very angry.
"Filipino Popular Tales" by Dean S. Fansler
Permission of H. WEHRMAN.
"Southern War Songs" by Various
Frederick Smith to St Petersburg in 1874, when they obtained permission to reopen the Mission in Poland.
"Some Jewish Witnesses For Christ" by Rev. A. Bernstein, B.D.
After that you have my permission to enter a seminary.
"'As Gold in the Furnace'" by John E. Copus
But with your permission I will explain myself more clearly.
"The Beautiful White Devil" by Guy Boothby
For permission to perform, address the publisher.
"Contemporary One-Act Plays" by Sir James M. Barrie
Permission had been granted, and he had left for Cairo.
"Fire and Sword in the Sudan" by Rudolf C. Slatin

In poetry:

Dare any call Permissiveness
An educational success?
Saner those class-rooms which I sat in,
Compelled to study Greek and Latin.
"Doggerel" by W H Auden
Palsied with terror, Brandan sate;
The moon was bright, the iceberg near.
He hears a voice sigh humbly: "Wait!
By high permission I am here.
"Saint Brandan" by Matthew Arnold
The College of Heralds permission yield
That he should quarter upon his shield
Three islands, VERT, on a field of blue,
With the pregnant motto "Chickeraboo."
"The Three Kings of Chickeraboo" by William Schwenck Gilbert
JUSTINA. I no hindrance offer thee,
For my innocence, a way,
At the cost of this permission,
Thus finds out the night's submission
To correct by the light of day.
"The Wonder-Working Magician - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
"Give me only a fragment of earth beyond the earth's limits,"—
So the godlike man said,—"and I will move it with ease."
Only give me permission to leave myself for one moment,
And without any delay I will engage to be yours.
"To Proselytizers" by Friedrich von Schiller
Then he told the executioner his foes would remember him hereafter,
And he was as well pleased as if his Majesty had made him Knight of the Garter;
Then he asked to be allowed to cover his head,
But he was denied permission, yet he felt no dread.
"The Execution of James Graham, Marquis of Montrose" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Most of weapons cache concealed by man in bulletproof vest was permissible on flight.
And in a critical situation, Duda asked permission from his manager to bunt .
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without prior permission.
Os Gemeos, a pair of internationally known Brazilian street artists, has permission to paint a huge mural on the side of a ventilation building.
LAYTON — It may not be Gotham City, but Batman patrols his Layton neighborhood on his bike — after he gets permission from his mom.
BOLINGBROOK — Carle Foundation Hospital has received permission from state regulators to expand and remodel its 30-year-old emergency department.
American Masters Online thanks the New Yorker for their kind permission to reprint this classic essay.
About 50 Columbia County pupils will take advantage of " permissive transfers" next school year.
Church sex-abuse scandal occurred amid permissive culture.
ACIP Supports ' Permissive Use,' But Not Routine Use, of Gardasil in Males.
EARLVILLE – The period of permissive referendum has officially begun for a capital project that is being proposed in the Village of Earlville.
I think Madonna is gonna sue, or give her permission.
Murphy, who was the city's director of planning and development from 1993 until 2007, was granted permission by the town last week to put up a double-sided billboard with 288-square-foot panels for advertising.
Seeking permission to pollute .
LOS ANGELES—A former California mayor was sentenced to two years in prison Monday for taking thousands of dollars in bribes from a marijuana dispensary owner seeking permission to stay open.

In science:

Sections 6 presents a linear lower bound on the number of RAW/AWAR patterns executed by a transaction in a permissive STM.
On the Cost of Concurrency in Transactional Memory
In this paper, we consider TM implementations that are permissive with respect to opacity.
On the Cost of Concurrency in Transactional Memory
Lemma 10 Let a TM implementation M be permissive with respect to opacity.
On the Cost of Concurrency in Transactional Memory
Lemma 11 There does not exist a mv-permissive TM implementation M that guarantees (waitfreedom)starvation-freedom of individual tm-operations and single-version opacity.
On the Cost of Concurrency in Transactional Memory
If we relax our tm-liveness property and allow a tm-operation to be delayed by a concurrent conflicting transaction, then a single-version mv-permissive implementation is possible .
On the Cost of Concurrency in Transactional Memory
Intuitively, a probabilistic permissive TM ensures the property of Definition 9 with a positive probability.
On the Cost of Concurrency in Transactional Memory
It is conjectured in that probabilistically permissive (with respect to opacity) implementations can be considerably cheaper than deterministic ones.
On the Cost of Concurrency in Transactional Memory
In this section, we show that an execution of a transaction in a permissive STM implementation may require to perform at least one RAW/AWAR pattern per tm-read.
On the Cost of Concurrency in Transactional Memory
Since every progressive or permissive STM implementation is also single-lock progressive, the RAW/AWAR lower bound of Theorem 14 also holds for progressive and permissive STM implementations.
On the Cost of Concurrency in Transactional Memory
In this paper, we focused on progress conditions that provide positive concurrency, progressiveness and permissiveness.
On the Cost of Concurrency in Transactional Memory
Does relaxing the tm-liveness property by allowing a read operation to wait until a concurrent transaction terminates improve the RAW/AWAR complexity with respect to permissive implementations? It is easy to see that the proof of our permissive lower bound (Theorem 13) does not work for this case.
On the Cost of Concurrency in Transactional Memory
Single-version stms can be multi-version permissive (extended abstract).
On the Cost of Concurrency in Transactional Memory
In a probabilistically permissive TM, the tm-operation W3 (Tk ) can return one of the following values Ak or okk .
On the Cost of Concurrency in Transactional Memory
Thus, in a probabilistically permissive TM in which responses to tm-operations are chosen by independent coin-tosses, there exists with positive probability, an execution πs · ρ · πw · πf that is indistinguishable to T1 from π .
On the Cost of Concurrency in Transactional Memory
The main ob jective of the present paper is to characterize the permissible forms for the state space scaling operator (or simply the space-scaling operator) B (r), which provides corresponding information on the cocycle C (g , t).
Multivariate Operator-Self-Similar Random Fields