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Definition to give out — especially a share of something
  • She allotted part of the yard for the dogs and part for a garden.
allotted = to give out — especially a share of something
  • 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
  • allotment = something given out as a share
  • 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
  • allotted = given as her share
  • Hurstwood laid down his fifteen cents and crept off with weary steps to his allotted room.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • 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
  • I saw it as a perfect mosaic, each person playing his or her allotted part.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • I'll allot half for the lighthouse and the other half for your own business.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Nine Princes in Amber
  • Weren't we, as sentient beings, put upon the earth to be happy, in the brief time allotted to us?
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • And yet nobody prolonged his underwater work beyond the time allotted him.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Happy the parents of so fair a child; Happier the man whom favourable stars Allot thee for his lovely bed-fellow.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Taming of the Shrew
  • Cora raised her eyebrows, but didn't argue—they were allotted only one glass each tonight.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • Some such boons as these were the best which Fortune allotted to poor little Amelia.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • My granda's allotment's that way.
    David Almond  --  Clay
  • A prescribed or allotted task, a share of labor.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Conrad had all the common sense that his children, together, were allotted.
    Judith Guest  --  Ordinary People
  • 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
  • He thinks if we don't impress them they'll cut back on his dealer perk allotment.
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby
  • 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
  • Our headmistress allots me thirty conduct marks, and in penance, I am to do her bidding for a week.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing

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