Definition of 'permissive'
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The permissive society was beginning to bite back. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Now that really was a permissive society. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She adopts a more permissive attitude in her stage writing. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It was attacked in some quarters for its apparently permissive attitude to drugs. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The effects of those policies have been dramatically worsened by the onset of the politics of the permissive society. English Conservatism since the Restoration: An introduction and anthology (1990)What is the permissive age? The Sun (2015)Anyway, we are now a permissive society, and should thank our lucky stars. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This Warning Order also provides a contingency plan for multinational forces to carry out arrests should the environment become less permissive. Dusty Warriors: Modern Soldiers at War (2006)It turns out, when we asked you what you think, that our permissive society is fast becoming the prohibitive society. Times, Sunday Times (2007)In the end, though, the whole saga seems oddly lacking in sufficient drama to have brought down a government and ushered in the permissive age. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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