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  • What could he do about it but lose more sleep?

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  • I wish you could hear yourself talking.

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  • I had let so much gas out of my balloon that I could not rise again, and in a few minutes the earth closed over my head.

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  • How could she blame him?

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  • How could he find out?

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  • I never thought I could do it.

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  • The doctor thought I could not live.

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  • "Could we fly with them?" asked Dorothy.

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  • If anything could take her mind off the worry of surrogacy, he could.

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  • "Maybe we could get a van," Carmen suggested.

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  • I could not be induced to tell where the key was.

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  • I could not understand, and was vexed.

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  • I could not help it.

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  • Oh, I guess Zeb could fight if he had to.

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  • But not a trace could they find of the tiny creature they sought.

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  • How could he do such a thing to his own children?

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  • It seemed as if no one saw that coming because, frankly, no one could conceive of it happening.

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  • We could say he has excellent taste.

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  • Edward could spell nearly all the words in his primer, and he could read quite well.

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  • She could have asked, but that might tip her hand.

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  • All this was so terrible and unreal that he could not understand it at all, and so had good reason to be afraid.

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  • Bad science fiction plots, speculating on futures which could not really happen, are the worst examples of this.

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  • The sudden rush into space confused them so that they could not think.

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  • He could not resist looking at them once more.

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  • Tonight, when it was dark, she could pretend they were at home.

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  • How could I have looked him in the face?

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  • No one could deny that Alex was a devoted husband and father.

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  • Alex helped the man get the luggage into the trunk and then hurried to assist Carmen into the car before the man could touch her.

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  • Could you start a fire, honey?

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

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  • The school was more than a mile from their home, and the children trotted along as fast as their short legs could carry them.

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  • She could count his ribs easily where they showed through the skin of his body, and his head was long and seemed altogether too big for him, as if it did not fit.

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  • I guess we could say he hasn't been around much.

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  • The Christmas tree could only be seen from the back of the house, but that didn't matter.

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  • Besides, after he inherited, he could always put someone in charge of the estate.

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  • From their elevated position they could overlook the entire valley, but not a single moving object could they see.

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  • It was almost as if he were shutting Felipa off before she could reveal something.

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  • Could you have foreseen that the advent of a technology called "air conditioning" in homes would alter the social fabric of the nation?

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  • But what could have happened?

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  • She turned around so he could unzip it - which he did without hesitation.

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  • How could anyone fall asleep that fast?

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  • But if you could trust him this way and there was no electricity, would it still be love?

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  • Still, it could be a lot worse.

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  • They heard the sudden twittering of a bird, but could not find the creature anywhere.

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  • He ran home as fast as he could, blowing the whistle as he ran.

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  • There was nothing he could do.

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  • I thought maybe we could get married and live here.

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  • A spiked drink might seem harmless, but if a person was taking certain prescription drugs, it could be dangerous.

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  • Only they could fail to see it, the prince continued, evidently thinking of the campaign of 1807 which seemed to him so recent.

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  • What could you give them here that you couldn't give them at home?

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  • "I could eat something," said Dorothy.

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  • His life was such that no man could ever say, "Ben Franklin has wronged me."

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  • In the open space between the clouds and the black, bubbling sea far beneath, could be seen an occasional strange bird winging its way swiftly through the air.

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  • She could not have read the letter as she did not even know it had arrived.

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  • But he was kind and gentle only to those of his regiment, to Timokhin and the like--people quite new to him, belonging to a different world and who could not know and understand his past.

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  • You could wear a feed sack at a formal dinner and not look underdressed.

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  • That could be a reality.

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  • Actually, I could make guesses, but they might well be spectacularly wrong and a guy doesn't want that haunting him ten years from now.

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  • With so many people at their house, it was fortunate that the weather was warm and dry so they could utilize the courtyard for the children.

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  • Indeed, my friends and relatives sometimes doubted whether I could be taught.

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  • Pierre wished to reply, but could not get in a word.

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  • If you were not a father there would be nothing I could reproach you with, said Anna Pavlovna, looking up pensively.

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  • "So could I," added Zeb.

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  • Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?

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  • How could he do such a thing in front of Jonathan... and where was Jonathan?

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  • No, so I could get over it.

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  • You could sit up as late as you pleased, and, whenever you got up, go abroad without any landlord or house-lord dogging you for rent.

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  • How could youths better learn to live than by at once trying the experiment of living?

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  • Black figures flitted about before the fire, and through the incessant crackling of the flames talking and shouting could be heard.

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  • Nothing could be gained by dwelling on such thoughts.

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  • They couldn't leave here soon enough as far as she was concerned.

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  • If God thought it was wrong, nothing we could have done would have been successful.

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  • Yet, look where she would, Dorothy could discover no bells at all in the great glass hall.

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  • In the first place, I tell you we have no right to question the Emperor about that, and secondly, if the Russian nobility had that right, the Emperor could not answer such a question.

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  • Could I ride one?

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  • She could have been a model.

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  • A few weeks wouldn't mean the difference in paying for college, and she could use the time to relax.

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  • She could almost hear his gravely voice...

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  • How could she be so stupid?

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  • She couldn't have been farther from the truth.

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  • "If that is so," said the boy, "how could he do that wonderful trick with the nine tiny piglets?"

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  • "I do not want money," returned the braided man, "for I could not spend it in this deserted place if I had it.

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  • "I could if I happened to be a real wizard," returned the master sadly.

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  • If I had an even faster computer than I have today, I could come up with really interesting questions to ask it.

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  • Old Rostov could not tell his wife of what had passed without tears, and at once consented to Petya's request and went himself to enter his name.

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  • Their differences couldn't be merely heritage.

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  • Couldn't sleep, so I decided to get up and fix breakfast.

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  • Could all this be happening to her?

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  • The neighbors couldn't see into any of their windows, and they were far enough off the main road that the only traffic would be people coming to see them.

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  • No doubt he didn't like being reminded that her dream could only be achieved by unnatural methods.

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  • "I couldn't sleep," she said.

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  • At least he couldn't blame her for any lack of attention this time.

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  • They could discuss it privately when they got home.

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  • With everyone gone, she could enjoy the solitude.

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  • Could she blame him?

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  • His boney legs moved so fast they could scarcely be seen, and the Wizard clung fast to the seat and yelled "Whoa!" at the top of his voice.

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  • Then a sudden turn brought them to a narrow gallery where the buggy could not pass.

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  • Princess Mary could not quite make out what he had said, but from his look it was clear that he had uttered a tender caressing word such as he had never used to her before.

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  • I figured you could use the rest.

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  • Getting around in front, so that she could look inside, the girl saw a boy curled up on the seat, fast asleep.

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  • In the past, success relied heavily on whether an entrepreneur could move an offline experience online better than someone else.

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  • She shrugged with as much elegance as she could muster, and eyed him with deliberate interest.

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  • Well I sure could.

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  • If only she could conquer these mood shifts.

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  • Actually, what I said was that no one got to the point that they couldn't use more money.

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  • He said I could spend his money with a clear conscience.

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  • All this time I thought the company was interested in him because he could speak both Spanish and English.

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  • They both couldn't be there all the time.

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  • A person couldn't be in control all the time - right all the time.

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  • She could barely breath.

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  • Worse things could happen.

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  • Pierre stood rather far off and could not hear all that the Emperor said.

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  • And so, if she couldn't have it in her head, she'd put it into his.

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  • She might have lost the baby anyway, but the way he treated her couldn't have helped.

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  • That's the soonest I could get a flight.

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  • She spoke quickly, hoping that desire could be covered up by a professional front.

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  • How, then, could I have a furnished house?

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  • How could they make a man commander-in-chief who cannot mount a horse, who drops asleep at a council, and has the very worst morals!

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  • Could they afford to buy a van?

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  • Maybe he could have saved the baby.

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  • If only she could have one more chance.

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  • "I could call a taxi," she said.

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  • I hoped we could go for a walk.

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  • Of course; how else could I see it?

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  • Alex wouldn't lie, but if he was given enough time to think about it, he could certainly evade the issue.

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  • The houses of the city were all made of glass, so clear and transparent that one could look through the walls as easily as through a window.

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  • He picked it up, but could not see what he held.

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  • How could he be so calm about it?

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  • At least now they could face this thing together.

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  • When I said you were the father, you couldn't believe it.

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  • When Alex approached Carmen about giving Tessa some money, she said it was up to him, but keep in mind that the issue could have been something like drugs.

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  • Could you help me zip this?

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  • They could do nothing for the occupants.

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  • She could almost hear his voice calling "Litha."

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  • Her head felt like it could float off her body.

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  • And I'm glad I could be there when you needed me.

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  • That night exhaustion did what no pill could do, and she finally slept.

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  • She winced as she stood, and glanced up into blue eyes that gave every indication he could read her mind.

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  • I wish you could stay.

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  • His smile was so disarming that she couldn't help smiling back.

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  • Was there nothing she could do that didn't give her emotions and everything else away?

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  • Fine, she could play too.

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  • Whatever she couldn't get into it, she would simply have to leave behind.

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  • How could he think she would go along with something so criminal?

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  • Could she have been wrong about it all?

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  • I simply couldn't resist you.

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  • I had to bring you here so I could paint a portrait.

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  • She couldn't see his facial expression in the dark, so it was hard to tell if he was teasing her or not.

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  • He grabbed her waist before she could back away, and pulled her into his arms.

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  • That could be attributed greatly to the fact that she had avoided any relationships.

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  • Still, neither of them could afford to move out right now, so their relationship would have to remain a secret.

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  • Ridges of sparkling white sand surrounded the camp like a sleeping dragon, soaking heat from the sun - resting now so it could spit its fiery breath at them later in the day.

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  • I was so excited that I couldn't sleep, so I got up and dressed.

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  • Well, she certainly couldn't deny that.

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  • There was nothing she could do about it until he got home, so she might as well not think about it.

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  • I thought maybe we could get a van, but I didn't know if we could afford it.

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  • Felipa definitely needed his help with chartering the helicopter, but he could have done that from Houston.

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  • How could a man with four million in the bank be in financial danger?

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  • I guess the way I've acted... not telling you things - what else could you think?

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  • She had always been a recluse at heart, often declining a social outing with her friends so that she could be alone with a book or her writing.

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  • As soon as she retrieved her purse and clothes, she could call Connie to come get her.

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  • He could easily overpower her in a struggle or outlast her in a chase.

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  • It could be a way to get her to put it down.

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  • She had admired his work as long as she could remember.

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  • He could be tender and thoughtful, as well as charming.

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  • How could she have known how he felt?

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  • Howard couldn't find anything on this guy.

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  • Maybe he was going to show her he could be a nice guy too.

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  • As much evidence as there was to the contrary, she couldn't believe Yancey was involved in drugs.

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  • He was in his chair, trying to control his curiosity, but she couldn't let it rest at that.

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  • He couldn't understand why she would say that when she'd been living in his house so long.

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  • I could understand why he would be chasing her, but if I'd have known she'd go for a guy older than me...

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  • I've never met anyone who could evade a question as well as he can.

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  • I mean, I could still have my business in town.

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  • Then, when we have kids, Mom could watch them.

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  • How could he remain so composed?

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  • How long this state of things continued Dorothy could not even guess, she was so greatly bewildered.

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  • Sometimes they had to climb over heaps of loose rock, where Jim could scarcely drag the buggy.

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  • So isn't it just possible that it could end ignorance, disease, poverty, hunger, and war?

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  • Ours? said many voices, and the men were in such haste to clear out that the prince could hardly stop them.

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  • But what it was, no one could tell: it might be some caprice of a sick and half-crazy man, or it might relate to public affairs, or possibly to family concerns.

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  • Then he again opened his eyes and said something none of them could understand for a long time, till at last Tikhon understood and repeated it.

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  • Señor Medena was watching Alex, but from the corner of her eye Carmen could see Alex was looking out the window.

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  • They were well aware of what could have happened.

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  • I knew because he proved to me that I could trust him with my heart and soul - the way you trust your mother and father.

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  • "Yes. I couldn't find a better friend than Alex, could I?" she said.

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  • She pushed him back, speaking as firmly as she could without talking loud enough for the children to hear.

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  • He seemed sincere, but it could have been an act.

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  • I find it hard to believe you wouldn't help him if you could.

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  • As soon as she said it she wished she could take it back.

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  • First I'd have to find a man before I could find a new one.

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  • Angry as she was, she couldn't suppress a smile.

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  • He did ask if she could talk.

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  • I thought I could trust you.

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  • Carmen couldn't make out more than a few words, but one of them was mare.

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  • Most girls wanted to be a princess at some point in their youth, though she couldn't specifically remember that wish.

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  • The man, or boy, couldn't have been more than twenty, yet his steps were as sure as the hands that whirled her around the room.

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  • They loved one child as much as the other, but one child could never take the place of another.

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  • When Morino rode far enough ahead so that he couldn't hear their conversation, Carmen finally spoke to Alex.

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  • How long did he think he could hide them - or avoid them, for that matter?

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  • In any case, there was nothing that couldn't wait to be discussed at home.

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  • On the other hand, how could Alex be a positive influence if his Uncle truly felt that way?

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  • If only she could take Destiny's pain and fear.

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  • Jonathan was so excited that he couldn't stop talking about her.

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  • It couldn't have been more than a few seconds, but it seemed much longer.

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  • Still, how could Giddon know?

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  • He couldn't help but detect her wild pulse.

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  • She could feel it in his soft kisses on her neck, in the way he whispered her name.

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  • She said she couldn't tolerate his moods.

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  • Who could blame Valorie for shrinking from Yancey's temper?

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  • Still, if she could get into that building and find out, it might ease her mind.

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  • I wish I could explore the woods.

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  • At his affirmative nod, she hurried to her room and changed into jeans and sneakers before he could change his mind.

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  • You said you couldn't dance.

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  • A mouse she could handle – literally, but a snake was something different.

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  • If he wanted to hurt me, he could follow me in my car.

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  • What was it he said that day in the mountains... a body could be lost in those hills forever?

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  • She could feel her face getting hot.

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  • You couldn't even say I love you.

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  • How can you love a business that could get your family killed.

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  • He could see I was getting serious, and he was afraid you would draw me away from my work.

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  • When I saw you standing there in the road, so beautiful, your hair flowing around you like morning mist, I couldn't let you walk away.

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  • I thought maybe you could look at him.

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  • Surely she couldn't be expected to commute that kind of distance on a regular basis.

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  • They could hardly say she hadn't tried.

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  • They were offering more than she could make after several years' experience at the hospital in Tulsa.

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  • Her hair was drawn back severely into a bun and she had black eyes that could render a lie detector machine obsolete.

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  • I've been through this so many times I could do it in my sleep.

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  • I'll find out, anyway, but you could save us both some time if you tell me now.

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  • She couldn't tear her gaze from his.

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  • She couldn't have forgotten those eyes.

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  • She's got a sharp tongue, but she could make shoe soles taste like fine steak.

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  • We sure could use you.

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  • All the money in the world couldn't have saved her.

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  • What was going on behind those fantastic eyes, she couldn't say, but Pete's jaw must have dropped a mile.

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  • Money would be tight, but they could manage.

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  • The job couldn't last much longer, anyway.

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  • The only way he could have known was by asking Mrs. Hertz.

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  • In the morning she rolled out of her bed before the sun could stain the sky.

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  • It was amazing how clearly a person could see things when trouble lurked on the horizon.

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  • He held her without speaking, probably sensing there was little he could say to make her feel better.

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  • A home with bittersweet memories - a home she could no longer have?

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  • Instead, she allowed him to gently turn her body so that he could gaze into her eyes.

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  • How could men possibly have a greater desire or need than she had just felt?

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  • Could it grow strong enough to make her forget about those who depended on her?

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  • He lifted his rifle, cocking it as quietly as he could, and she followed suit.

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  • She couldn't let him do that.

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  • How could anyone be right 100% of the time?

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  • How could he be so cruel?

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  • Could she make it across the lava field by herself?

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  • I could tell it was shod.

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  • As for the ranch, she had always known it could be taken away.

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  • No matter how sorry Alex was for what happened, or how many times he apologized or tried to make up for it, he couldn't remove the hurt.

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  • What would be different this time was the fact that he couldn't deny the babies were his - that and the fact that this time she had no uterus to lose.

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  • Alondra leaned forward on the couch so she could see Carmen.

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  • Carmen couldn't deny that fact.

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  • Who could say what might have been if the smallest thing had been different in their lives?

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  • Even if they could change things, she didn't want to.

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  • No one could have been more private than Josh.

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  • Alex must have told the carpenters to stop working so she could sleep during the day.

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  • Carmen could hear her crying all the way down the hall to the elevator.

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  • His laugh was low, and she could imagine his mocking expression.

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  • Why would he need to lie when he could simply tell her that it didn't concern her?

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  • As bad as the wreck was, it could have been worse.

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  • If you had been with them you couldn't have done anything to prevent the accident.

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  • Directing Connie to the house would be difficult, but Lisa could wait at the end of the drive.

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  • She ate in silence, wondering how she could manage the hike to the car.

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  • Surely it couldn't be as bad as Giddon had indicated.

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  • The trail couldn't have been a road... more likely a wash.

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  • Sarah couldn't understand her desire to be alone, but she accepted it.

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  • He couldn't win the argument any other way, so he had resorted to his irresistible charm.

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  • If only she could believe he wasn't involved in anything illegal.

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  • Secure in his strong arms, she wondered how she could have suspected him of anything sinister.

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  • I'll take you for a ride through more country in a day than you could hope to walk in a week.

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  • If they could talk, what tales these hills could tell.

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  • A body could get lost out here and never be found.

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  • The restaurant was one that she had heard of, but couldn't afford to enjoy.

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  • Tammy could have been born when he was very young.

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  • A little memory work might be required, but anyone could count from nineteen to twenty.

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  • Why couldn't she feel the same excitement about him?

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  • Maybe she could act like she didn't notice it was him.

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  • How could anyone who loved so thoroughly be guilty of the things she suspected?

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  • Of course, it could happen, but it simply didn't fit his character.

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  • It wasn't something that could be denied.

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  • When she reached for the receiver, he released it reluctantly and then lounged against the wall where he could hear her conversation.

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  • A soft breeze carried a faint familiar odor, but it was gone before she could identify it.

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  • Could it have been Marijuana?

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  • "Get out," she said with as much authority as she could muster.

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  • If she could get to her telephone, she could call someone for help.

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  • I've kept my identity hidden for five years now, but I knew deep down inside that it couldn't last forever.

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  • Anyway, with all the money in his family and the good looks as well, he couldn't hold a candle to Brandon in the charm department.

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  • How could you not know, when he invited you to go see his parents?

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  • She could wear men's clothes and crack that whip all she wanted, but she was still a woman at heart - and he knew it.

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  • I couldn't help but hear you two last night.

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  • Cassie could feel them all watching her as she settled to the ground.

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  • Could Bordeaux resist temptation - and if not, would he expect forgiveness from her?

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  • She had thought she could never be coerced, but the truth was, she had never been tempted.

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  • But they were in great numbers, and the Champion could not shout much because he had to save his breath for fighting.

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  • Looking through this opening they could see the Valley of Voe lying far below them, the cottages seeming like toy houses from that distance.

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  • On peering out all they could see was rolling banks of clouds, so thick that they obscured all else.

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  • So, if we had the wings, and could escape the Gargoyles, we might fly to that rock and be saved.

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  • I sometimes try my acquaintances by such tests as this--Who could wear a patch, or two extra seams only, over the knee?

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  • Or I could refer you to Ireland, which is marked as one of the white or enlightened spots on the map.

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  • I swear to you on my honor that Napoleon was in such a fix as never before and might have lost half his army but could not have taken Smolensk.

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  • The "man of great merit," despite his desire to obtain the post of director, could not refrain from reminding Prince Vasili of his former opinion.

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  • She ran up to him and, in the play of the sunlight that fell in small round spots through the shade of the lime-tree avenue, could not be sure what change there was in his face.

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  • Strange how such a placid moment could stir up such emotional turmoil.

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  • She could believe that of Dulce, but not of Felipa.

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  • Was he falling in love as well, or was he simply taking what he could get?

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  • Yes; a wicked witch enchanted her, so she could not rule her kingdom.

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  • It was high, much higher than he could reach.

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  • My parents at once determined to take me to Baltimore to see if anything could be done for my eyes.

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  • My father made holes in these so that I could string them, and for a long time they kept me happy and contented.

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  • I couldn't even imagine him in a comma.

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  • Alex and Jonathan wanted to help decorate, but there were some basic things that could be done.

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  • Considering the problems they presented, she could hardly blame him for that.

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  • If that Alex returned to his roots, there was no reason she couldn't be at his side.

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  • Destiny followed her and Carmen pulled the chair beside her out so she could crawl into it.

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  • In fact, he had a strong respect for the security it could provide.

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  • In fact, I think Uncle Fabrice had him convinced that he couldn't sell a cheeseburger to a starving man.

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  • Since his current office was directly across from their bedroom, it seemed a better place for babies that Alex said could be born early.

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  • Alex patiently consoled and distracted her while the nurse taped a padded board to her hand and wrist so she couldn't move it.

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  • She started to get up so she could lead him to their bedroom, but he tugged her back down to the window seat.

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  • It was hard to say whether Alex was withholding facts so she couldn't contest his decisions or simply because he thought she did not need to know.

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  • If he has custody, she couldn't get the money.

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  • Maybe she couldn't make the ugly beast go away completely, but she had learned to control it.

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  • Now they could discuss things instead of avoiding sensitive subjects - build on their relationship instead of tearing it down with the same demolition ball.

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  • I suppose so, but I thought I could work it out.

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  • The trip to the airport and the flight to Illinois were both uneventful, the hotel accommodations better than they could have expected on such short notice.

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  • I would not have left them out of my will - I could not.

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  • A person could change a lot in a few years, especially when they were that young.

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  • He had enough alcohol in his veins to believe he could drive, and too much pride to leave the party in the passenger seat.

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  • Apparently time had caught up with Mom before she could finish.

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  • Mom always said lost time couldn't be replaced.

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  • It couldn't be real, and yet... she remembered the train whistle and the ghostly voice of Nick.

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  • She could drive, if someone would simply tell her where they were.

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  • Nick was trying to wake her up so they could go to the mall.

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  • Could you get them out?

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  • I could be a room mate – help you with the bills and pay rent.

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  • All Len wants out of me is information about Allen, and Howard couldn't care less where I am.

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  • All this attention from Howard could be due to a guilty conscience.

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  • Maybe when she got back she could replace her old one.

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  • Only low brush could grow in so small a space... no trees to prevent a vehicle from plunging into the forested mountain ranges below and beyond.

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  • Nothing could be gained by remaining still.

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  • At any time a gust of wind could send the car over the cliff.

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  • Only blindness could have prevented her from knowing that she was unusually attractive.

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  • She peered cautiously over the edge, but couldn't see the car.

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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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  • He could have forced her into the car... could have drug her into the woods.

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  • "I... I couldn't stay here," she stuttered.

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  • If I could use your phone, Mrs. Giddon, I'll see if I can find someone to come get me.

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  • Being close enough so that she could attend college while living at home had been their rationalization, but she suspected they were also trying to stimulate her social life.

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  • The money would dry, and her clothes could be washed.

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  • He's a big horse, but I couldn't make him carry the two of us in that terrain.

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  • She gripped him around the waist, wishing she could crush the breath from him.

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  • By now she was so turned around that she couldn't have found her way to the ATV, much less the road.

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  • How could he take advantage of her that way?

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  • Still, what could he expect?

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  • I hate to ask you for another favor, but I wonder if I could pay you to drive me home.

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  • He could hardly be blamed if he chose to make her walk home.

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  • He and Sarah had done far more for her than could have been expected.

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  • He glanced up as she entered and turned the photo around so that she could see the picture.

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  • I could have... would have been more of a comfort.

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  • She stammered, trying to think of an excuse why she couldn't go.

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  • Why, she couldn't say.

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  • It wasn't as though she could explain her sudden Jekyll and Hide personality, either.

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  • Lisa did the best she could to draw a map on the small piece of paper.

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  • Could you carry that?

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  • How could she have been such a fool?

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  • How could she blame him for wanting to smile?

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  • Not that she could deny a vivid imagination.

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  • Tammy could swim almost as well as Lisa, but Sarah couldn't swim at all, confessing unabashed that she was afraid of the water.

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  • Either he would give her due respect or he could find another sitter.

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  • Could you have Howard look into his record?

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  • If Len has time, maybe he could help me.

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  • But how could she do that when he was there every day?

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  • Of course, she could call Connie, but Yancey's conversation on the phone was fresh in her memory.

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  • They had talked in front of her, so it couldn't be what she thought.

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  • If he caught her in the woods, she could say she was looking for wild flowers.

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  • She searched around for a landmark that could be seen over the trees, but nothing was tall enough.

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  • She couldn't outrun it - in any condition, and it could climb a tree as fast as she could.

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  • He already knew she was here, and it wasn't as though she could run and hide.

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  • Of course, she could take his.

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  • You could have been killed today, you know that?

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  • Sarah was his mother, so he would be respectful, and if he wasn't she could always walk away.

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  • If he thought he could terrorize her, he had another think coming.

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  • There could be a number of reasons that Sarah would welcome her as a daughter-in-law, not the least of which was the goings-on down that path.

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  • Could he actually be involved in anything less than honest?

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  • He didn't like a police officer there – or her leaving with him, but what could he say?

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  • But how could he?

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  • Maybe that was a lead Howard could use.

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  • No, nothing could explain the exchange she witnessed.

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  • How could she answer them without implicating Yancey?

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  • What could she say?

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  • And yet, if he was involved in something illegal, they could have nothing together.

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  • If she could only get inside that building.

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  • She started to shut the door, but he had the storm door open and his foot in the door before she could react.

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  • An answer was impossible, even if she could stop coughing long enough.

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  • Before she could get a word out, Howard covered her mouth with his.

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  • I asked Connie if you could...

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  • From the time they broke up, she knew it could come to this if he were left to his own devices.

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  • Hopefully, the why of it wouldn't come out until she could explore that building.

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  • Len was the only one left she could trust, and she couldn't tell him anything without implicating Yancey.

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  • It was a total mystery to her why Len and Howard couldn't light a fire in her the way Yancey did.

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  • She could have left then, and might have if curiosity hadn't gotten the best of her.

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  • Fine, he could have it.

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  • Maybe one of those brown sacks in the laundry room would work, and she could put the pictures in with it.

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  • Then today when I couldn't find her . . .

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  • If she was wrong about him... but how could she be?

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  • Of course, a little make-up and the right clothes could do wonders - which was a good way to wind up straying off the path she had mapped before she left home.

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  • I know I could get mugged, but that could happen in the hospital parking lot if I was driving a car.

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  • Sure, she could be mule headed, and sometimes she was moody, but was she that bad?

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  • Of course, living in an apartment with three girls couldn't be easy.

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  • She couldn't have been more awake before she left the house.

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  • How could they have missed feeling the light flakes that had been kissing their cheeks?

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  • We couldn't afford an apartment right now - even with the two of us.

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  • If only she could shout it to the world.

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  • How could you know?

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  • I always heard marriage could break up a good friendship.

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  • We thought maybe you could convince him to go, or at least look at him.

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