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allocate time and resources
  distribute according to a plan


set apart for a special purpose
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  • allocate time and resources
  • The company has committed to allocating more money for research and development.
  • Each state determines how to allocate its presidential delegates.
  • I had never quite been able to tell him, but I would rather live in my house, with all its noise and clutter, than in that soulless, featureless bachelor pad, with its allocated parking spaces and executive view of the castle.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You

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  • As the city developed, tax revenue was largely allocated to infrastructure for the neighborhoods settled by Anglos.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Overall, the board made a nice impression to the outsider: a lot of smiling, educated people serving their community in an enormously expensive building they had allocated money to build.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • The allocated space next to the fire was vacant.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • It’s easy to allocate resources when everyone gets the same thing, but everything is more varied at the Dauntless compound.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • The housemen also resupplied the ground soldiers if they sold their allocated amount.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • We’ll allocate about a minute and a half for you in the schedule.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22

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  • But to get there, they would first have to figure out how to communicate with each other, how to organize themselves, how to allocate their resources, and which direction they should row.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • So I went to the office to ask why, and they told me, Well, no one sent us the financial statement, and we allocated all the scholarship money and it’s all gone, so I’m afraid that you don’t have a scholarship here anymore.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • If I may be arrogant enough to offer advice, I’ve found that it’s essential for my sanity to allocate a certain portion of the day for my own interests.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • The survey had even considered time allocation: how long a person spent at work, how often he went to church, how many times a week he had sex and with how many partners.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • But . What I mean is, there are practical problems to solve, which . For instance, what was that matter of our last allocation of new rail vanishing from the storehouse in Pittsburgh?
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Learning that military supplies were being allocated for various kinds of reconstruction, he got requisition slips for "conversion materials" from the prefectural government and began a hunt for things he could use or sell.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • Japanese militarists reasoned that the U.S. and the U.K. would be preoccupied by the German thrust and would not dare to allocate large military resources to Asia.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • This presented a delicate problem, another of the house guests being also without his valet, raising the question as to which guest should be allocated the butler as valet and who the footman.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • The room they’ve been allocated, with its narrow space and low ceiling, will be enough to show what contempt the court has for these people.
    Franz Kafka  --  The Trial
  • The commune allocated each family in the village a piece of land.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • He allocated certain stars to the Asian nations, and to North and South America.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • It was a subtle point of recognition; only one superior kind allocated to one elite circle.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • How else can we distinguish between you, allocate assignments?
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • I put himin the wardroom and got the duty officer to allocate a cabin for him for tonight.
    Nevil Shute  --  On the Beach
  • During eight years’ imprisonment he had known various systems for allocating footwear: there’d been times when he’d gone through the winter without valenki at all, or leather boots either, and had had to make shift with rope sandals or a sort of galoshes made of scraps of motor tires—"Chetezes" they called them, after the Cheiabinsk tractor works.
    Alexander Solzhenitsyn  --  One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
  • But opinions still divided on how the loan would be allocated.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • One day he received an allocation of wood at the official price.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • Most has been allocated to the archers on the outer walls.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • Another was to focus NFL front office minds on how to allocate their dollars.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • We allocated one hundred grams for luxury items.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • The farthest rooms in the house were allocated to Jean’s mania for photography.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • I was very pleased with that arrangement, but once I got through allocating money, there was nothing left.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • I looked over the budget of the Security Police and found nothing resembling an allocation for the Zalachenko club.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • A tremendous allocation of resources would be required to ensure your safety, and I simply cannot spare them at this time.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • What was horrifying about Prudence’s death was not that the hospital allocated its resources poorly, but that it neglected a human being in its care.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • This must have saddened my mother, this twist of fate that had allocated all the gumption to the daughter and left her with a son who was content with Dick Tracy and Stooge Viller.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • 9 Because the country has few resources, some people might fear that allocated funds will be diverted during such a crisis, even if the national government has the unrestrained power of taxation.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • Quite suddenly he reappeared at the Abteilung’s headquarters in Leipzig as head of the Ways and Means Department, responsible for allocating currency, equipment and personnel for special tasks.
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  • Any "realistic" review of the AIDS virus when it was first appearing in Africa would probably have led experts and government officials to conclude that the virus was of little significance for human health and that scarce research funds should not be allocated to it—after all, it was just a virus that infected a handful of Africans, and all it did was suppress their immune systems.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • Every family was allocated a very small quantity of these items each month, but often they were not available at all.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • The small amount of black coal that was allocated to us we would try to keep for winter heating.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • Of course, we often had to help our dia too, working the small piece of land that the commune allocated to us.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • We were allowed a few moments to put our personal belongings away, so I put my snakeskin and the smelly dried shrimp and my other items in a little bedside chest of drawers next to the bed I was allocated.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • The result is that they are better able to afford health care, and educated families are also more likely to choose to allocate savings to the mother’s health.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • By evening this signal had come in and had been dealt with, John Osborne was suitably clothed for life in a submarine, the work on the aft door of the torpedo tube was finished, and the two Australians were packing their gear into the little space that had been allocated to them for personal effects.
    Nevil Shute  --  On the Beach
  • Jane Roberts and Her 34 Million Friends When George W. Bush announced early in his first administration that the United States would withhold all $34 million that had been allocated for the UNFPA, many people grumbled about it.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • The official dots manual contained the following statement: "In settings of resource constraint, it is necessary for rational resource allocation to prioritise tb treatment categories according to the cost-effectiveness of treatment of each category."
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • We ha been allocated three seats in a row so that Nathan could omplete any medical assistance that Will needed withou prying eyes.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • He can allocate it, how about that, Pete?
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • Since being laid off, Murvelene has had freelance jobs, and she continues to allocate 10 percent of her income to charity.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
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