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Right now, I am fighting make allowances in the text below. I know what the idiom make allowances for means but without for and in the context I cannot understand it ... (does it mean the Canon is reckless, regardless?)
'I am not wishing you to take sides. But a gentleman doesn't scoff; you don't find him jeering at what he doesn't rightly understand. He keeps
his own counsel, sir. And that's where, as I say, Canon Leigh Shougar sets me doubting. He refuses to make allowances; though up there in London things may look different. He gets his company there; and then for him the whole kallyidoscope changes, if you take me.'
All Hallows, Walter De La Mare, 1927
Last edited by Johnyxxx; 21-Jan-2016 at 16:55.
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