admit of


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admit of (something)

To permit, allow, or suggest something. I think this plot could admit of several different endings.
See also: admit, of

admit of

v.
To allow the possibility of something: This problem admits of two very different solutions.
See also: admit, of
References in classic literature ?
If it be said they might sometimes gratify him by an acquiescence in a favorite choice, when public motives might dictate a different conduct, I answer, that the instances in which the President could be personally interested in the result, would be too few to admit of his being materially affected by the compliances of the Senate.
Except some cavils about the power of convening either house of the legislature, and that of receiving ambassadors, no objection has been made to this class of authorities; nor could they possibly admit of any.