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Definitionclaim (asserted without proof)
- Clerval, whose eyes and feelings were always quick in discerning the sensations of others, declined the subject, alleging, in excuse, his total ignorance; and the conversation took a more general turn.Chapter 6 (61% in)
- The injustice of his sentence was very flagrant; all Paris was indignant; and it was judged that his religion and wealth rather than the crime alleged against him had been the cause of his condemnation.Chapter 14 (12% in)
- I often refused to accompany him, alleging another engagement, that I might remain alone.Chapter 19 (15% in)
There are no more uses of "allege" in Frankenstein.
Typical Usage (best examples)