How to use Can in a sentence

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  • I can take care of myself.

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  • Can you watch the house for me while I'm gone?

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  • I can do it.

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  • Yes, can you believe the luck?

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  • You can spend it with a free conscience.

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  • I can handle it... now.

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  • But you can learn many things from books.

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  • You can know everything in the world and still make bad decisions.

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  • How can I explain?...

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  • Can that be prevented?

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  • Can the system learn to predict crime targets?

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  • So, if you can find a way to fix it, we'll be much obliged to you.

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  • Thanks, I know we can count on you, Katie, but I think she'll be more comfortable staying at our house.

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  • Dear friend, I can do nothing.

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  • Could we make a car that can go 300 mph?

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  • A friend of hers who is a florist asks if she can advertise on the site.

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  • Yes, you can well enjoy the evening now!

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  • I can help you.

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  • Can you point it out to me?

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  • That device can track where you are at any time.

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  • That is the least we can do!

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  • I'd show the people a fine sight, I can tell you.

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  • You can see it?

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  • Usually I jot down what I can remember of them when I get home.

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  • But the fishes that swim in our brooks we can see, and often we catch them to eat.

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  • We simply don't understand how it can be so.

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  • Can you imagine a world without poverty?

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  • I can just imagine.

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  • Mom is fixing supper and I'm sure she has something you can wear in the morning.

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  • Give us a few days to learn what sort of laws you will make for us, and then we will say whether we can submit to them or not.

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  • You want me to think of all this as ours, but how can I when you insist that the problems are all yours?

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  • I can neither punish him if he does wrong nor reward him if he does right.

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  • Can I help you up?

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  • The object of a race is to see who can win it--or at least that is what my excellent brains think.

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  • We can be neighbors.

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  • Speak to him; I can do nothing, nothing, and don't want to....

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  • I can get it.

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  • We are talking about a setting to your Digital Echo file that says, "Information that isn't tied to me personally can be contributed to pools of rolled-up data."

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  • How can we not be excited about the possibilities this offers?

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  • Instead of science proceeding at the slow speed of time, the only limit on its progress will be processor speed—and those two speeds hardly can be compared.

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  • I can see it in his eyes.

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  • What can you do with that?

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  • Machines can actually do a very limited palette of things.

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  • And then everyone can benefit, equally and perpetually, from everyone else's knowledge.

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  • You can see where this is headed.

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  • If there is not a new man, how can the new clothes be made to fit?

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  • Anyone can do this?

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  • The man who has actually paid for his farm with labor on it is so rare that every neighbor can point to him.

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  • One can see them with the naked eye...

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  • Of course, if you prefer, we can wait until you come home from work and make it a fun family event.

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  • Can I talk to Jonathan?

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  • No way of thinking or doing, however ancient, can be trusted without proof.

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  • Look, can I explain?

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  • At present men make shift to wear what they can get.

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  • There they are, there... you can see them.

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  • Can I have a cat?

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  • And you can text me.

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  • Old shoes will serve a hero longer than they have served his valet--if a hero ever has a valet--bare feet are older than shoes, and he can make them do.

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  • I can feel it!

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  • You can never know everything, my child.

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  • Third, pretty much everything we know is published on the Internet and can be found in moments, if not seconds.

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  • We pass the time as we can, but in war as in war!

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  • I guess there's nothing we can do here.

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  • Can we swim in it?

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  • Can you remember any breakfast that I've had today? growled Jim, as if he resented Zeb's speech.

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  • One can almost picture him, sandwich in hand, slack-jawed in surprise.

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  • One can make out something of what he is saying.

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  • I can hardly wait for the new baby.

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  • He had managed people for a long time and knew that the chief way to make them obey is to show no suspicion that they can possibly disobey.

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  • So the histories say, and it is all quite wrong, as anyone who cares to look into the matter can easily convince himself.

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  • What can doctors cure?

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  • I can talk, Alex said, his voice still firm but gentle.

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  • Go up the hill and watch for cars so you can warn anyone before they get to the curve.

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  • Yeah, you could get to it, but it would take a while, and you'd be subjecting yourself to thorns, ticks, snakes and about ten miles of the roughest country you can imagine.

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  • Can you hear the apparatus?

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  • The city can clean it up.

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  • He can track Others.

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  • Metallurgy gives us steel with which we can fashion either swords or plowshares.

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  • If you think you can...

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  • Exactly. But not everyone can do what we do, because we're, well, different than normal people.

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  • I can see them at the crest of the hill.

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  • Can you check on my cat?

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  • Can you fix him?

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  • I won't have any quarrelling in the Land of Oz, I can tell you!

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  • Any task a computer can do better than a person is, by definition, a task requiring no human creativity or ingenuity.

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  • You can sit up, but you have to stay in there.

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  • We can rest tonight and head for Ashley in the morning.

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  • Can I see your phone?

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  • I can fix the village!

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  • Can I save the village first?

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  • I can bring you another one of the notes verifying that's where I am when I'm missing work.

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  • I can go outside again.

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  • By looking at how the genome varies between people with a genetic condition and people without it, we can identify the troublemaking gene.

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  • If the noble awistocwacy of the pwovince of Moscow thinks fit, it can show its loyalty to our sov'weign the Empewah in other ways.

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  • What can I do for you, boss?

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  • I can fix it, Dusty.

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  • Can you bring me one?

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  • Can he even carry a gun?

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  • You can help her.

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  • I don't know if he can do it.

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  • I'm not sure he can help me, but I would really like to speak to him.

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  • You need to rest tonight, sleep as much as you can.

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  • Can you bring him here?

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  • What I didn't say was how you can be used against him.

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  • I can fix it.

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  • What can I do for you?

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  • I can appreciate that.

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  • I can be up and back before dark.

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  • Can you promise to keep Jonny safe?

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  • I can deal with the mess in my head.

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  • He can heal, too, did you know?

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  • Can you bring in someone for me to check their future?

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  • We're going to need all the help we can get.

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  • Can you heal scars?

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  • Then you can meet everyone.

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  • Can you make peanut butter tomorrow?

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  • How can Jonny kill Czerno?

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  • I can still fight.

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  • I can track, but I won't fight an Other, if that madman chooses to fight one.

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  • You can do this.

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  • You can trust me.

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  • I can take classes later.

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  • I plan to grab every moment I can in the country.

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  • How can we get to that mall!

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  • If you listen really hard to what his body tells you, you can save him.

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  • The world can wait for you to sleep for a few hours.

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  • She's grounded too, but I can just pop in and out.

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  • How can you just up and disappear?

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  • Dusty can definitely kill the devil.

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  • I'll check with him to see if I can leave you my number.

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  • You can sense that?

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  • How can you eat around that thing, boss?

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  • No way he can create vamp-pigs on his own.

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  • Damian can do that, too, but Darian's too weak yet to tap into his power.

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  • You can come with me quietly, or I can drag you out of here.

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  • You can do that?

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  • I just found out my father's running around killing people, and you expect me to trust a stranger when I don't even know if I can trust him anymore?

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  • Han, can I be alone?

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  • I can have any woman I want.

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  • Pierre, you can sleep with whomever you want, really.

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  • I can assure you if she's found going through my portals again, she'll be sent straight to me.

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  • I imagine an eternity of punishment as only the Dark One can devise.

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  • Can you make him a deal?

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  • I can forgive you, but I'm not sure I can ever trust you.

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  • That's up to other people, not us, but I can tell you we'll miss you terribly and we'd love to have you stay a part of our family.

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  • I'm not even sure I can trust her.

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  • How can that be?

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  • You can watch the woman who brings sunshine into every room fade away like the sunset.

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  • You can show me.

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  • I'm not sure I can keep up with her.

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  • I can determine that.

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  • As long as you took the soul with it, there's nothing they can do.

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  • Can you not see that?

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  • I can win him over.

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  • We can start with you telling me your secret.

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  • If souls can get out, maybe we found a new way in.

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  • Yeah, but I can do this.

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  • You still think you can leave Death when you want?

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  • And the Woggle-Bug shall be the Public Accuser, because he is so learned that no one can deceive him.

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  • Any time you can move data collection from humans to computers, you get vast improvements in efficiency.

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  • Today, for just a few hundred dollars, you can get a copy of your genome.

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  • Can he hear me talking?

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  • It's the least I can do.

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  • He'll make a good warrior, one I can train to kill a couple pain in the asses I can't get rid of otherwise.

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  • But there will be a few thousand bad guys within a stone's throw of us …" "Pull in everything we can from the east coast sectors," Dusty said.

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  • Make a call to Jasmine in Latin America and see what we can get from them.

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  • Darian's probably going to ask you if he can go visit the cat.

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  • I won't let you happen to you, if I can help it.

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  • Can we keep Bianca?

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  • You can go wait in the back if you want.

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  • Dusty, remember that Bianca can heal anyone and any wound.

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  • Hey-- can you get me outta here?

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  • Maybe … if you want to send in someone to help, then they can help me kill the bugs and rats?

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  • We don't know who can, but we know who can destroy our efforts.

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  • There's one creature who can tolerate you, and that's me.

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  • So you can pull the arrow out of my shoulder.

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  • I can see why they're after you.

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  • It's better for both of us, and it's the only real way I can protect you from him.

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  • Can you expand a little on that statement?

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  • Can you tell me what other symptoms I might have?

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  • You can tell me what you see, if you need to talk about it.

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  • I can carry you or you can walk out.

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  • That can be an issue when you don't know how to fight.

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  • Whenever you're hungry, you can come by.

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  • I think I can teach myself how to keep from seeing deaths whenever I touch someone.

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  • You can stop with the basketball analogies.

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  • We'll find out what she can do when our guests arrive.

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  • If she's flipping out, you can call Lon's wife, Linda.

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  • It's not easy being the good guy, and it's a job not many people can do.

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  • Can she do for you what I did?

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  • We can spend eternity together and you never say the words.

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  • It means you can fight me now.

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  • If anyone can make him less … him, it's you.

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  • I can control the hunger.

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  • When you accept that, you can celebrate what victories you have.

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  • Can I have a little fun first?

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  • If you can move your head, nod for yes, and shake for no.

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  • I can help others.

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  • I'm trying to figure out how I can want to be with him but not stomach what he does as the Dark One.

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  • Your daddy can be scary.

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  • She's had some tough times, but we can hope for the best with this visit.

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  • Then she added, her slight smile fading, "Maybe we can teach him to sing—if he has a reason to."

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  • But if there's something we can help you with, let us try.

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  • I can take classes in the off season.

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  • Can we read their mail?

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  • I guess you can find anything on the Internet, can't you?

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  • If he can find us.

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  • I guess I can check the Oracle.

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  • They seem to think if they can find it, they'll be able to replace you with a Death of their choice.

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  • Keep them alive until I can go through their minds.

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  • They're tearing apart our home, trying to find something they think can remove me from my position.

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  • I can make this work.

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  • I can make it as a human.

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  • All I can think about is what I would do if something ever happened to her.

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  • I can fight, and I hate most people.

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  • Don't think anyone else here can say that.

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  • Hopefully, he can handle a little bloodlust.

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  • We can discuss this later.

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  • I can turn the heat down and it will cook slower – might even be better.

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  • We can talk about this later.

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  • I can make it unpleasant for you.

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  • We can watch as long as we stay back a ways and don't make noise.

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  • Can I see him?

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  • We can go out.

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  • Soul radars are still broken, but we can at least travel to the mortal world.

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  • I can spend time researching it or I can try to duplicate.

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  • She can come out.

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  • It's necessary, so we can protect you.

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  • I don't think I can do this.

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  • I mean, you can still help people like me.

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  • Nothing can get you here, which is why I'm not allowed to leave.

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  • Can I ask what you won?

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  • I can see everywhere but cannot be everywhere.

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  • I cannot bear this level of abuse.

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  • I read, control, manipulate and anything else I need to do to the mind, I can, Andre started.

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  • Can you make sense of it while you're in there?

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  • If you can hear me, give me a sign.

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  • Can you sit up?

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  • I can go on living a normal life.

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  • How can Gabriel have two?

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  • There's nothing you can do to fool him.

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  • Toby, you can come with me.

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  • Trust me, I can think of nothing else.

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  • It can lead us to victory.

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  • I can find you even there, and I will.

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  • As for your mating…maybe you can find a way to undo what you did.

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  • They wait so long, they forget they can have one, or they choose not to have one, or they simply just don't.

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  • Can I ever not belong to Rhyn now that I do?

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  • Maybe I know he's promising more than he can deliver.

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  • You can say it --Kris won't let me forget I'm a square in a round hole.

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  • It's the best I can do.

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  • Is there anything I can procure for you?

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  • I'm leaving now so I can find a safe place for you.

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  • Wouldn.t you like to have Kris out of the way, so you and your human treat can live in peace somewhere?

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  • You can read my mind.

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  • I can probably get close with a few years of research, but not in two months.

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  • For your sake, not if I can help it.

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  • I.ll stay away as long as I can.

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  • If you want, you can come by later.

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  • It.s a three-hour trek, so you can expect them between five and six.

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  • I think he can and will.

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  • Just remember, there.s nowhere you can run where we can.t eventually find you.

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  • But to judge what is best--conscription or the militia--we can leave to the supreme authority....

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  • I can tell you quite clearly, because I constructed nearly all our entrenchments.

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  • If he's dead set on questioning relatives, he can do it by phone.

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  • Nonsense. You can save Jonny.

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  • I tagged both with GPS and a speck of C4, so if you lose either, we can blow it up.

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  • Dusty, can I go to watch the building explode?

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  • He and Damian can use the portals.

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  • If he's here, can you come here, too?

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  • I can do it, Dusty!

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  • We can blow half the place up and send in a team to finish off the rest.

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  • And maybe you can bring Sunny back, too.

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  • You can dig it out.

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  • I can bring her here.

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  • Whatever is here isn't something you or I can fight.

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  • You can channel it.

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  • If I go now, he won't be as angry with me, and maybe I can come back tomorrow.

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  • Jule, can the souls of those long dead still be freed, even if they're trapped in the ground?

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  • She can bring people back from the dead.

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  • You can have her over my dead body.

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  • Until you can prove you've got some damn disease, you're on leave without pay.

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  • Can you come in? he asked.

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  • I'm out of ideas for dealing with my traitor issue, unless Dusty can send a few spies my way.

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  • Can you hold things down for two weeks?

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  • I'd never hurt you, Sofi, and I hope you know that and can trust me enough to know you need to be here.

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  • If you're brave enough, you can see him when he's back.

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  • Or, I can cancel, and we can live out the—" "No, thanks," she said, standing and all but bolting out of his suite.

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  • Though nauseated by the thought, she heated up a can of soup and forced herself to eat it.

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  • We've eliminated every other type of food, and the drugs might help you accept that you cannot eat.

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  • But you have one man you can sleep around with.

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  • You can blame Jule for that one.

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  • We'll see what we can see.

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  • We can pull in a Natural from Latin America.

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  • Just when I start to like you … you know, it's amazing even a man who's thousands of years old can act like a twelve-year-old.

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  • Pierre, can I get some privacy?

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  • Sofia can work with him some.

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  • You can call me Zamon.

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  • You can gauge the risk.

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  • You can never understand.

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  • It might have felt like a dream, but I can assure you it was not, he said, smiling.

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  • I can follow the threads, but no one else can, and there's always the chance that something unexpected gets caught up in them.

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  • If the magic of Hell can't cure her, can yours?

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  • Neither mate can have someone else on the side.

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  • I'm the only Immortal who can walk into Hell.

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  • I'll do as you ask, if you can make it to our bedchamber by the count of five.

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  • You can fight me later, he said and released her.

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  • Darkyn can read either to find out who grabbed her.

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  • Darkyn can track her.

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  • The other dealer you can have.

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  • There is nothing I will do to you that you cannot handle now that you're a demon.

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  • You can always walk away, she told him, repeating the words Darkyn used to lure her into the deal they made originally.

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  • Can you hear me?

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  • I can come and go.

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  • Can I get your soul from the underworld?

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  • You can read everything about me.

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  • You are the only person who can do that.

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  • You can try by pleasing me every night.

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  • Isn't there some part of you that can care? she asked, troubled again.

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  • Did you … can I ask if you sent Wynn home?

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  • You can run for me.

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  • You can hit me.

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  • Can you do that?

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  • Now you can rent my room and make some money.

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  • I never had children myself, so I can only imagine your grief.

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  • I guess I can leave the same way.

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  • But even when it's overcast, like today, you can get some interesting images; not so much close ups, but distance shots, with fog rolling down the valley and blankets of flowers shrouded in mist.

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  • But if the little bit I've got's not stopping me from trying to multiply it to something better, how can you be worried about this kid of yours?

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  • Can you believe it?

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  • Can you call for help?

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  • How can we pinpoint a date?

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  • Never can tell where.

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  • Oh, I think you can trust her—on this business.

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  • And I can prove it.

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  • You folks at Bird Song can get into more pickles than any group I know.

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  • I'm sure something can be worked out.

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  • Can you not also show her mercy?

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  • The demons can't access it, but an Immortal or dealer who goes through Hell can.

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  • I can walk you outside, if you'd like.

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  • Not that I can tell, but we didn't get into details about her dealings with Darkyn.

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  • Maybe there's a backdoor or someone she knows in Hell who can help you.

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  • By the way, if she tells you she can swim, she can't.

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  • We can do it together, Gabriel.

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  • Can you handle this? he asked Landon.

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  • Still, you know how stubborn he can be.

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  • Let's see if we can find that bull before the bear does.

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  • I can see her whenever I want to.

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  • I can't say what was on his mind any more than you can.

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  • Can you talk to her later?

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  • No. I can see why it would be embarrassing, but it is his father.

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  • I can hardly wait until you come home.

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  • How can you be shy after being married so long?

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