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She allotted part of the yard for the dogs and part for a garden.
  to give out — especially a share of something
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allotted allotment allot allotments allots allotting allottee
Standard suffix:  "-ment" changes the verb into a noun.
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  • She allotted part of the yard for the dogs and part for a garden.
  • She shared her allotment of rations with those who were weakest.
  • I wondered if Mama was getting the allotment checks.
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Fallen Angels
  • The land we lived on was Cherokee land, allotted to my mother because of the Cherokee blood that flowed in her veins.
    Wilson Rawls  --  Where the Red Fern Grows

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  • "Speaking of points," Jorge responded, the first he’d spoken in at least ten minutes, the allotted time already gone.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • "I think we need to readjust our outlook here," Lana said toward the end of their allotted time.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • Thankfully, our allotted hour is up.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • The Circle was helping to improve it, she knew, and so many of these things were being addressed—homelessness could be helped or fixed, she knew, once the gamification of shelter allotment and public housing in general was complete; they were working on this in the Nara Period—but in the meantime, it was increasingly troubling to be amid the madness outside the gates of the Circle.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • We kept talking and talking, and it was only when I heard a loud bang on the door that I realized I’d stayed way past my allotted time for the legal visit.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Cora raised her eyebrows, but didn’t argue—they were allotted only one glass each tonight.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100

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  • I decided to learn what I could about piracy in the time left allotted me, since it would at least keep my mind off my coming slaughter.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • I tried to explain that I wouldn’t need the allotted fifty minutes.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • Puller seriously doubted the man could run the Army two-mile in the allotted time.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Although she was expecting a third child in September, she would never eat her morning allotment of bread but passed it through the fence to him.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • Along the side of the house, Mr. Owner keeps two garbage cans, a black one for us and a brown one for him, just so we don’t mix up our garbage and end up filling more than our allotted space.
    An Na  --  A Step from Heaven
  • It had been my lunchtime custom to go down to Forty-second Street and pick up the early afternoon edition of the Post along with a sandwich, both of which I would consume in my office during the hour allotted me.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Allot said.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • Well then, Ronnie, that will do for the grain allotment.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Weren’t we, as sentient beings, put upon the earth to be happy, in the brief time allotted to us?
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • My allotted time for speaking has come and gone, but I must say something.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • The time allotted for the tributes to say goodbye to their loved ones.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • He changed his name, renounced his religion, and vowed never to have more than the allotted two children.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • When a loudmouth ground officer griped about the higher pay allotted to airmen, the crew invited him to fly the plane himself.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Laila had to pester him, plead with him, in order to spin out the allotted minutes with Aziza a bit longer.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • We sincerely hope that the time allotted for the teams [sic] practice was useful and productive for the coaching staff and the players alike.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • A ghastly grin wrinkled his lips as he gazed on me, where I sat fulfilling the task which he had allotted to me.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • We had been allotted to one of the recently formed regiments, but were first to be sent back for equipment to the garrison, not to the reinforcement-depot, of course, but to another barracks.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • I saw it as a perfect mosaic, each person playing his or her allotted part.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • Do I understand that he asked for more, after he had eaten the supper allotted by the dietary?’
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • Berg and Boris, having rested after yesterday’s march, were sitting, clean and neatly dressed, at a round table in the clean quarters allotted to them, playing chess.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • My mouth started to water, even as I rejected the portion I’d been allotted.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • I soon loaded him with a small cargo; and one of our sailors offered to settle there, upon my letter to the Spanish governor, if I would allot him tools and a plantation.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • They stole two cashboxes containing 40 guilders, blank checkbooks and, worst of all, coupons for 330 pounds of sugar, our entire allotment.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • We elves are no exception, although we have a greater allotment of spellweavers than most, as a result of oaths we bound ourselves with centuries ago.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • The two men took their allotted places.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • After his death, when his allotments Stopped coming.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • I’d just used up one tenth of my allotment.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • While this scene was going on in the men’s sleeping-room, the reader may be curious to take a peep at the corresponding apartment allotted to the women.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Only two days ago we had been allotted the numbers that meant life.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • "I’ve only allotted so much time to make you stunning, Bella—you might have taken better care of my raw material."
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • As to the other men who fought that war, we know where each one died, and how he died; but Zeus allotted my father death and mystery.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • I know not how she occupied herself before breakfast, but after that meal she divided her time into regular portions, and each hour had its allotted task.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • One was a taller and stouter man than the other, and appeared as a matter of course, according to the mysterious ways of the world, both convict and free, to have had allotted to him the smaller suit of clothes.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • And yet nobody prolonged his underwater work beyond the time allotted him.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Round about the ditch they go by thousands shooting with their arrows what soul lifts itself from the blood more than its guilt has allotted it.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • The founders of a new colony, whatever Utopia of human virtue and happiness they might originally project, have invariably recognised it among their earliest practical necessities to allot a portion of the virgin soil as a cemetery, and another portion as the site of a prison.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • We didn’t have as much time as was usually allotted for rehearsals because Thanksgiving came on the last possible day in November, and Hegbert didn’t want the play to be performed too close to Christmas, so as not to interfere with "its true meaning."
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Walk to Remember
  • When the gods created man they allotted to him death, but life they retained in their own keeping.
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • The army had allotted her to him.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • The number allotted to my stepfather was "18."
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
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