let's vs let

let's let

Definitions

  • 1) Something that hinders; an obstacle.
  • 2) Sports An invalid stroke in tennis and other net games that requires a replay.
  • 3) In lawn-tennis, hand-tennis, and other games played with a net, a service-ball which strikes the top of the net and then goes into the proper court; also, any unforeseen or accidental hindrance of a like nature which the umpire may on appeal so designate.
  • 4) Abbreviations of Lettish.
  • 5) A retarding; hindrance; obstacle; impediment; delay: now currently used only in the tautological phrase “without let or hindrance.”
  • 6) A letting for hire or rent.
  • 7) A diminutive suffix, as in bracelet, hamlet, rivulet, etc., and other words from or based upon the French.
  • 8) To give permission or opportunity to; allow.
  • 9) To cause to; make.
  • 10) Used as an auxiliary in the imperative to express a command, request, or proposal.
  • 11) To permit to enter, proceed, or depart.
  • 12) Used as an auxiliary in the imperative to express a warning or threat.
  • 13) To release from or as if from confinement.
  • 14) To become rented or leased.
  • 15) To rent or lease.
  • 16) To award, especially after bids have been submitted.
  • 17) To be or become assigned, as to a contractor.
  • 18) To hinder or obstruct.
  • 19) (let (someone) in on) To allow someone to participate in (something).
  • 20) (let (someone) have it) To scold or punish.
  • 21) (let off on) To cause to diminish, as in pressure; ease up on.
  • 22) (let alone) Not to mention; much less.
  • 23) (let up on) To be or become more lenient with.
  • 24) (let (someone) have it) To beat, strike, or shoot at someone.
  • 25) (let (someone) in on) To reveal (a secret) to someone.
  • 26) (let (one's) hair down) To drop one's reserve or inhibitions.
  • 27) (let go) To cease to employ; dismiss.

Examples

  • 1) ‘Now, let's get back to the issue of the referendum being passed by such a narrow margin.’
  • 2) ‘Most endings can also be seen as a new beginning so let's keep our fingers crossed.’
  • 3) ‘It's a long story, but let's just say he's learned not to bite the hand that feeds him.’
  • 4) ‘We have had gold medallists if not galore, then aplenty, so let's consult them.’
  • 5) ‘If politicians really want to stop terror then let's leave out the macho tough talk and get down to business.’
  • 6) ‘We have been told if we don't like the plans they won't go ahead, but let's see.’
  • 7) ‘I agree that we should be striving to equalise level of provision, but let's bring it up, not down.’
  • 8) ‘All that fighting is in the past, so let's get real and live in the present and not dwell on facts which get in the way of the action.’
  • 9) ‘So let's consider the safer subject of the media elsewhere, and see if there is anything we might learn.’
  • 10) ‘If not, let's all hope that a rising stock market will not conceal the next wave of potential disasters.’
  • 11) ‘For those of us with limited knowledge of the game, let's put it in context.’
  • 12) ‘There's a bit of a welcoming committee on the tarmac so let's go over and see who's here.’
  • 13) ‘First up, let's establish the fact that there is absolutely nothing wrong with being a quitter.’
  • 14) ‘I've probably overdosed you on the slushy stuff, so let's talk about boxing instead.’
  • 15) ‘If they want to make a statement about it by not playing there, then let's drop the matter.’
  • 16) ‘So come on you apathetic lot, let's hear your feeble excuses for staying away.’
  • 17) ‘I can think of many worthwhile areas where this money could be spent, so let's not trivialise it.’
  • 18) ‘In that case, let's use the laws of the land and fine the horse owners every time their horses mess the streets.’
  • 19) ‘In this game of musical chairs, let's try and make sure everyone gets a seat.’
  • 20) ‘However, let's hope we never have to decide, as four Majors is definitely enough.’

Examples

  • 1) They have to back him again and let him get on with it.
  • 2) Why not let the police use them.
  • 3) The task is first and foremost to stop letting goals in.
  • 4) See your dad regularly but try not to let your mum get to you.
  • 5) Do you think their discipline let them down?
  • 6) We’ve gone from programming machines to do things to letting the machines figure out what to do.
  • 7) We won't let anything like this come between us.
  • 8) Common examples are a group of friends sharing, a student house or a house let by room.
  • 9) Landlords, like tenants, are already paying through the nose for the services of letting agents.
  • 10) MOST world leaders gave their support to the new US leader yesterday but many politicians let rip.
  • 11) It will be a tragedy if we let that happen again.
  • 12) Will she let the police know he has an alibi?
  • 13) We might let in a goal or stupidly lose a game.
  • 14) Yet the police and security services let him roam the streets with impunity.
  • 15) That is why they let the banks get away with so much for so long.
  • 16) They got used to let it go and not comment because they would be killed.
  • 17) Watch him cruise up to the leaders at the last before letting rip.
  • 18) But he says the squad have yet to let their hair down after a victory.
  • 19) Most brokers will let clients rent before they buy.
  • 20) This is far too important a subject to let pass.
  • 21) Why did they stand aside and let it happen?
  • 22) Many are choosing to let their property as an alternative as the returns are more secure.
  • 23) You shall let me think of you as happy.
  • 24) He allowed himself a wry smile and a promise to himself not to let it happen again.
  • 25) The police may let your youngster go without charging them.
  • 26) Southampton goals let in after nine league games.
  • 27) Now we want to know why the psychiatric services let her out on the streets.
  • 28) They tend to nudge reminders to you if they think you might be letting things slip too far.
  • 29) Our elders decided to let the house group handle the discipline and not involve themselves unless it was absolutely necessary.
  • 30) You do not want to let other teams get too far away and you want to build on recent performances.
  • 31) To them let me say this.
  • 32) The camera fixes on her and won't let go.
  • 33) It is another sign of change that he speaks at all, let alone with such openness.
  • 34) Now she won't let me see my new son.
  • 35) You want to let the rich get richer..let them move their factories to Asia.
  • 36) “Why, I believe, if you will let me take Philip Wakem into our confidence, —let me tell him all about your wish to buy, and what it’s for; that my cousins wish to have it, and why they wish to have it, —I believe Philip would help to bring it about.
  • 37) “Whatever happens to me let me not be unjust, ” she said; “let me bear my burdens myself, and not shift them upon others!
  • 38) “You let him alone, ” he shouted to the people, shaking his hat at them; “let Professor Riis alone.
  • 39) Reverse that action, and through the force of our own inhibitory power let a new pain be a reminder to us to _let go, _ instead of to hold on, and by decreasing the strain we decrease the possibility of more pain.
  • 40) Mickey-boy, 'if the Joy Lady is so anxious to get the baby, and sew its clothes herself, why I'll just let her,' so I did _let_ her, but it took some time to make them, so I had to wait to bring it 'til tonight.
  • 41) "I want her -- let me go to her -- _let_ me go to her at once, Nell."
  • 42) Retrenchment is written up as evident as the prophetic words of fire upon the walls of Belshazzar's palace -- _To let -- to let -- to let_.
  • 43) Stay, let me read my catalogue -- _Suite_, _figure_, _chagrin_, _naiveté_, and _let me die_, for the parenthesis of all.
  • 44) A side effect of the fix will break any script which does not provide an initial value for a variable in the binding portion of a let, let*, or letrec block.
  • 45) ‘He doesn't let his busy schedule prevent him from visiting Scotland regularly.’
  • 46) ‘The padding helps prevent soreness and lets you spend more time on the saddle.’
  • 47) ‘But his boss won't let him leave - at least not until he completes one final contract.’
  • 48) ‘He lets Katie boss him around.’
  • 49) ‘They just need to stay out of the way and let you and the boss go to work.’
  • 50) ‘Oliver shows no signs of letting his early health problems hold him back, having played four games for Yorkshire under-11s cricket team already this season.’
  • 51) ‘In March, she let them sneak an early peek at the work in progress.’
  • 52) ‘This book works because it brings together some of the best writers of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries and lets them speak for themselves.’
  • 53) ‘Stop letting self-consciousness hold you back.’
  • 54) ‘Stop letting your hate consume you and go do something with your lives.’
  • 55) ‘I stopped blaming myself for letting Tom treat me like that.’
  • 56) ‘Rachael decided that she wouldn't let what had happened earlier get to her.’
  • 57) ‘The security people let them pass with hardly a glance at their documentation.’
  • 58) ‘Two of the group's leaders are county-standard archers and the facility will let them pass on their skills.’
  • 59) ‘We can't let a short term political imperative override long term economic factors.’
  • 60) ‘So, if your child has expressed interest in gardening, let them help you.’
  • 61) ‘It's our job to formulate a clear question and let the people decide.’
  • 62) ‘They provided us with tea and biscuits and let us wait in the day room.’
  • 63) ‘I was terribly disappointed that they didn't let me take it into the hospital with me.’
  • 64) ‘As with everything else in the investment world, don't let greed and the desire for a quick buck overrule common sense.’
  • 65) ‘Torches lined the stairs, and an occasional stained-glass window let in some light.’
  • 66) ‘They let heat in but prevent it from getting out.’
  • 67) ‘The following morning I'm woken up nice and early by the builders letting themselves in to the apartment.’
  • 68) ‘The pores also let water out while allowing in chemicals that help block decay.’
  • 69) ‘We sat in our car until just before 4pm when the traffic moved temporarily and someone let us in to the queue.’
  • 70) ‘They let me through, I got on the bus to the plane, climbed on the plane and they shut the door behind me.’
  • 71) ‘I looked older than most teenagers and the doorman let me through without any hassle.’
  • 72) ‘On June 22, the woman was sitting in a chair when they appeared at her living room door, having let themselves in by the back door.’
  • 73) ‘When they reached her room, Ryder let Harry and Corrie in, Harry setting the boxes down on the coffee table.’
  • 74) ‘The court heard the driver of the Volvo pulled out after a van stopped to let him across the road.’
  • 75) ‘He bicycled to the winery and opened up the doors to let in the softer morning air.’
  • 76) ‘His wife refused to let him in to the house.’
  • 77) ‘A bogus caller was stopped in his tracks by a brave elderly woman who refused to let him in.’
  • 78) ‘She opens the front door to let the cat in and the lock falls off in her hand.’
  • 79) ‘So to help my trousers dry a little, I opened a window a couple of inches to let a bit of a breeze in.’
  • 80) ‘He was going to let in his friend at the front door so they could visit another resident.’
  • 81) ‘Until then, most politicians were fearful of letting journalists into their smoke-filled rooms or on their campaign trains.’
  • 82) ‘An eighty year old pensioner was tricked into letting a man into her home after he claimed he worked for the council and needed to measure her property last week.’
  • 83) ‘I took a deep breath, letting it out with a shuddering sigh.’
  • 84) ‘An original sash window overlooking the front garden lets in plenty of light.’
  • 85) ‘Also let's not forget the traffic lights on the Salisbury road also creating major tailbacks.’
  • 86) ‘This, let's not forget, is the man who only this week pretended to cut off part of his ear in a press conference.’
  • 87) ‘Finally, let's not forget that Bermuda is only one mile wide and surrounded by water.’
  • 88) ‘If you ask me, let us forget two issues for the time being, one being money and the second being the name.’
  • 89) ‘No doubt our political enemies will think they have got a scalp, but let us not forget that there is a human element to this.’
  • 90) ‘Well, let us explore that, because it is quite an important suggestion which may or may not work.’
  • 91) ‘To illustrate, let us review some of the policies introduced in this chapter.’
  • 92) ‘let the debate run, but as it does, let us have some truth and owning up to responsibility.’
  • 93) ‘Yes, we do need democracy in Africa, but let us not use that as an excuse to deny life saving resources.’
  • 94) ‘Before we scoff, let us consider the power of the celebrity for a moment.’
  • 95) ‘There is, let us remember, another occasion when we can give thanks and pay our respects to all lost loved ones.’
  • 96) ‘But let us not think that the men of the family are the only ones to be interested in horses.’
  • 97) ‘Well done to one and all, and let us hope that this occasion will be repeated many times in the future.’
  • 98) ‘In the name of my nephew, and all the other victims of this environment of fear, let us try to find common ground as a nation.’
  • 99) ‘That is a very important point, but let us put it aside and consider the merits of the direction.’
  • 100) ‘To enlarge on that point, let us suppose that we put a thousand liberal-arts graduates in a theatre.’
  • 101) ‘If we are to talk of unity, let us talk of uniting people and not just territory.’
  • 102) ‘That is the plan for the day - let us see how close to plan it actually goes.’
  • 103) ‘Please let us all strengthen the values of high moral standards, decency and caring before it is too late.’
  • 104) ‘Anyway, let's not live in the past - onward to the future.’
  • 105) ‘If you must continue with this project, then please let me help with the images.’
  • 106) ‘Here, let me do your bow tie.’
  • 107) ‘‘Here, let me,’ Emily said, coming to her aid.’
  • 108) ‘You have plenty to do tonight. You have to get packed and such. Please, let me.’
  • 109) ‘let him soothe me, let him calm me, let his strong arms encircle me and protect me.’
  • 110) ‘Every day we wake up, we pray please let today be the day we have the answers.’
  • 111) ‘Every match I play, I still think ‘Oh my God, please let it end.’’
  • 112) ‘Please don't let them be right.’
  • 113) ‘Just let him be safe, he thought. That’s all I ask.’
  • 114) ‘If they want a challenge, let them clean up the damage they have caused.’
  • 115) ‘If some want to mount an eleventh-hour challenge, let them come out in the open.’
  • 116) ‘However I was aware that we lived in a world where I can make up my own mind, so if I want to smoke then let me.’
  • 117) ‘These parliamentarians who are against me, just let them try and take my statues or my park.’
  • 118) ‘If he can do it better, let him!’
  • 119) ‘If they want to have a genuinely scientific theory, let them propose a model that can be rigorously tested.’
  • 120) ‘let x be the observed value of this statistic.’
  • 121) ‘let L be the earth's equator and let x be a point in the northern hemisphere.’
  • 122) ‘let the line equal to line AG be AD, and let DG be joined.’
  • 123) ‘letters have been sent to solicitors and letting agents after police found people are letting properties for themselves then sub-letting them to prostitutes.’
  • 124) ‘The council also wants to start targeting private landlords in a bid to encourage them to consider letting their properties to people receiving housing benefit.’
  • 125) ‘She will take charge of letting the property in the future.’
  • 126) ‘The event is aimed primarily at owners of empty properties in the private sector and visitors can get free advice on a range of topics linked to letting property.’
  • 127) ‘Mr Bennett's business is mainly letting property to students.’
  • 128) ‘Almost all private landlords will only let properties on a shorthold tenancy, in order to protect their investment.’
  • 129) ‘Income from letting French property must be declared to the French tax authorities by April 30 each year.’
  • 130) ‘She and the children want to move into our rather small house and let her property, thereby providing an income.’
  • 131) ‘Under the government's Rent a Room scheme, you can earn up to £4,250 tax free each tax year from letting a room in your home.’
  • 132) ‘It is as well to check the conditions of your mortgage before letting the property.’
  • 133) ‘The government says such protection is no longer appropriate and discourages investors from letting properties.’
  • 134) ‘The administration might even be letting rooms in the villages for the fall term.’
  • 135) ‘If re-housed, these applicants could sell their property for a profit or let the property and receive a rental income from it.’
  • 136) ‘Sisson said that professional letting agents will meet with potential tenants prior to letting the property.’
  • 137) ‘Essex County Council lets the site for a peppercorn rent.’
  • 138) ‘Even if your particular room has been let it is usually possible to stay in one of the others that is free.’
  • 139) ‘Since then he has purchased another three houses that he lets out to tenants.’
  • 140) ‘Does a landlord, however, control premises which are let out to tenants?’
  • 141) ‘When one frees up the house - it is let to a public tenant.’
  • 142) ‘All of the sites are currently let to strong tenants and are being sold by private treaty.’
  • 143) ‘The firm will be responsible for training staff and letting the operating contract and will give advice on waste systems engineering, policy and planning.’
  • 144) ‘The Government let the contract to an English firm.’
  • 145) ‘The changes and delays in fund-raising and letting contracts pushed the opening to this summer.’
  • 146) ‘A contract was let for 25 buildings across the state in a first round of construction.’
  • 147) ‘I let contracts for the manufacture of parts, assembled the sets in my apartment, and sold them however I could.’
  • 148) ‘These were then packaged into the contracts that would be let to the section design consultants.’
  • 149) ‘Construction contracts are to be let next year and the hub completed by the end of 2007.’
  • 150) ‘In 1957 a contract was let to link the two sections and build a road from Closeburn Station to White Point.’
  • 151) ‘A contract was let unfairly and we contested it in front of a Federal judge.’
  • 152) ‘A contract has been let to Signway Supplies Ltd to replace 142 signs in and around the city.’
  • 153) ‘Since letting that contract, the campus has used the method on four other retrofits with a combined value of $75 million.’
  • 154) ‘Contracts were let for making bricks, burning lime and additional miners employed.’
  • 155) ‘The construction work was let under two building contracts.’
  • 156) ‘The decision means tenders will now be let for the project, with work expected to begin in late February.’
  • 157) ‘They claim that the feed quality has changed since the contract was let.’
  • 158) ‘While short lets of a week, a month or six months cost substantially more, reductions are offered for a standard year-long contract.’
  • 159) ‘If you intend to let the property for short-term holiday lets, then the service will need to include changeovers and handover of the keys.’
  • 160) ‘Fully furnished, it is set up for holiday and short-term lets.’
  • 161) ‘The agency would strive towards securing long term lets which would suit tenants and landlords.’
  • 162) ‘The occupiers would be lower order users (such as car breaking) who would occupy the units on short lets at cheap rents.’
  • 163) ‘Estates advertising holiday cottages often also have long-term lets available.’
  • 164) ‘Once the conversion is complete, the new flats must be affordable and available for short-term lets.’
  • 165) ‘In high season, lets run from Friday to Friday but later in the year mid week and weekend lets are often available.’
  • 166) ‘St John's owns a former coalyard next door as well as four terraced cottages which are currently rented on short lets - they would be demolished under the proposals.’
  • 167) ‘The first development, Leitrim Quay, has 13 houses for short-term lets.’
  • 168) ‘He gave his support to preventing houses being bought as second homes or holiday lets.’
  • 169) ‘The Landmark Trust buys and restores interesting and historic building at risk, restores them and lets them out as holiday lets, so that the income can pay for their continued maintenance.’
  • 170) ‘Similar barns had been converted to holiday lets.’
  • 171) ‘The land has been sold or leased to other farmers and the buildings, including one former agricultural worker's house, are now six holiday lets.’
  • 172) ‘The idea is to prevent people buying newly built properties for second homes or holiday lets.’
  • 173) ‘They have also refurbished cottages to provide holiday lets for visitors and sportsmen.’
  • 174) ‘In a first game that lasted nearly 30 minutes, she maintained her composure through a series of lets, strokes, and no lets.’
  • 175) ‘I believe I have a very good understanding of lets and strokes.’
  • 176) ‘If you encounter interference and then play the ball, you have no right to a let.’
  • 177) ‘It was stop start game with both players looking for lets and strokes.’
  • 178) ‘He called 23 lets, eight no lets and 10 strokes, as Hopwood eventually levelled the match.’
  • 179) ‘There are few, if any, lets and the strokes awarded are obvious.’
  • 180) ‘As Jesus Christ hath appointed a regular government and discipline in his Church, no law of any commonwealth should interfere with, let, or hinder, the due exercise thereof, among the voluntary members of any denomination of Christians, according to their own profession and belief.’
  • 181) ‘Pray you let us not; We fain would greet our mother.’
  • 182) ‘If God be with a work, who is he that will let or impede it?’
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