allow me

allow me

 and permit me
Please let me help you. (*Typically said by someone politely assisting another person, as by opening a door or providing some personal service. In Allow me, the stress is usually on me. In Permit me, the stress is usually on -mit.) Tom and Jane approached the door. "Allow me," said Tom, grabbing the doorknob. "Permit me," said Fred, pulling out a gold-plated lighter and lighting Jane's cigarette.
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References in classic literature ?
But will you allow me to change the subject, as I am pressed for time?
But, of course, if I had one, my conscience would not allow me to eat it.
As an old friend, you will allow me to hope, Miss Fairfax, that ten years hence you may have as many concentrated objects as I have.
Allow me to say that I fully defer to the reasonable character of that inquiry, and proceed to develop it; premising that it is not an object of a pecuniary nature.
Will he now allow me to throw myself on his friendly consideration?
Allow me to offer my inquiries with reference to the physical welfare of Mrs.
You will allow me, as a private individual, to decline pursuing a subject which has lashed me to the utmost verge of desperation in my professional capacity.
Darcy, you must allow me to present this young lady to you as a very desirable partner.
So thinks Milicent; but allow me to say I think otherwise.
allow me to propose a remedy, to efface the shame, and to render it as if not done.
I see that you are a man of method, which I could never be; but indeed you have made a series of bets of very little advantage to yourself, allow me to tell you.
You had better allow me, ma'am,' said Bounderby, passing her, and getting his hand upon the lock; 'because I can take the opportunity of saying a word to you, before you go.
And now that it is written and sealed up, allow me to ask one or two last questions about the unhappy woman to whom it refers.
In the spring of 1838, when Master Thomas came to Baltimore to purchase his spring goods, I got an opportunity, and applied to him to allow me to hire my time.
Master Hugh then refused to allow me to hire my time longer.