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allow of (something)
proverb To permit, enable, or suggest something. I think this plot could allow of several different endings, so I really can't predict where it's headed. Don't get locked into one way of thinking. Any problem allows of multiple solutions if we are creative enough to see them.
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To offer or permit something as a possibility: The poem allows of several interpretations.
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