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allotment

uh lot muhnt

  • n  a share set aside for a specific purpose
  • n  the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan

  • Medicine has not yet been able to nudge upward the biblical allotment of threescore years and ten, and we are already halfway there.
  • The city exceeded the capacity of its own groundwater field several decades ago, and currently is 90% dependent on a limited allotment from the Colorado River--an allotment it's .
  • In New York, advocates of the Back to School program responded to criticism that the plan does nothing to ensure that each child's $200 allotment will actually be spent on school .
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  • Terry Francona in WEEI.com
    He's still pretty tender,said Francona. "I think we plan on taking the full allotment of time just to see if he's okay because of the threat he presents from the right side. I don't know if it will work or not. We're not going to put him...
  • Richard Lochhead in Telegraph.co.uk
    Announcing the initiative at the SNP conference in Perth, Mr Lochhead said: "Fresh food isn't the only benefit to be had from tending an allotment of course. They encourage physical activity, offer a place for individuals to relax and are also...
  • Lou Piniella in MLB.com
    Obviously, he needs to throw the ball better -- let's be perfectly honest,Piniella said. "I think he knows that, too. At the same time, you've got to get started somewhere. He threw his allotment of pitches, and we got him out of there....

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