admit of (something)

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admit of (something)

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

v.
To allow the possibility of something: This problem admits of two very different solutions.
See also: admit, of
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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References in classic literature ?
I do not mean by this that one substance cannot be more or less truly substance than another, for it has already been stated' that this is the case; but that no single substance admits of varying degrees within itself.