admitted


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ad·mit

 (ăd-mĭt′)
v. ad·mit·ted, ad·mit·ting, ad·mits
v.tr.
1.
a. To grant to be real, valid, or true; acknowledge or concede: Even proponents of the technology admit that it doesn't always work as well as it should.
b. To disclose or confess (guilt or an error, for example). See Synonyms at acknowledge.
2. To afford opportunity for; permit: We must admit no delay in the proceedings.
3.
a. To allow to enter: a crack in the wall that admitted some light.
b. To grant the right to enter: This ticket admits two to the performance of the play.
c. To accept into an organization or group: The college admits fine arts students.
d. To accept (someone) as an inpatient in a hospital.
e. To accept into evidence as relevant and otherwise admissible: The judge admitted the testimony of the expert.
v.intr.
1. To afford possibility: a problem that admits of no solution.
2. To allow entrance; afford access: a door admitting to the hall.
3. To make acknowledgment; confess: admitted to committing the crime; admitted to a weakness for sweets.
n.
One who is admitted.

[Middle English amitten, admitten, from Old French amettre, admettre, from Latin admittere : ad-, ad- + mittere, to send.]
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No gentleman were admitted, so Jo played male parts to her heart's content and took immense satisfaction in a pair of russet leather boots given her by a friend, who knew a lady who knew an actor.
A little,' I admitted, `but I'd like to stay, anyhow.
But Robert admitted quite frankly that he preferred to stay where he was and talk to Mrs.
As we believe this to be an appropriation of the name that has its origin with ourselves, the time has arrived, perhaps, when the fact should be frankly admitted.
For it must be admitted that, for obvious reasons, their criticisms were at first confined to the sex they had been most in contact with.
The many lattices, with their small, diamond-shaped panes, admitted the sunlight into hall and chamber, while, nevertheless, the second story, projecting far over the base, and itself retiring beneath the third, threw a shadowy and thoughtful gloom into the lower rooms.
Here was a fine prospect in the distance Not that the Surveyor brought the lesson home to himself, or admitted that he could be so utterly undone, either by continuance in office or ejectment.
He was foremost at all races and cock fights; and, with the ascendancy which bodily strength always acquires in rustic life, was the umpire in all disputes, setting his hat on one side, and giving his decisions with an air and tone that admitted of no gainsay or appeal.
Therefore it was that Flask once admitted in private, that ever since he had arisen to the dignity of an officer, from that moment he had never known what it was to be otherwise than hungry, more or less.
We must watch for a breach in the living wall that hemmed us in; the wall that had only admitted us in order to shut us up.
Before the carcass was admitted here, however, it had to pass a government inspector, who sat in the doorway and felt of the glands in the neck for tuberculosis.
When he had smashed the tiny spars, and snapped asunder the delicate ropes -- then, and not till then, the veteran admitted facts as they were, on the authority of practical evidence.