Could sentence example

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  • I wish you could hear yourself talking.
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  • What could he do about it but lose more sleep?
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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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  • 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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  • The doctor thought I could not live.
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  • I could not help it.
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  • We could say he has excellent taste.
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  • I could not understand, and was vexed.
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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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  • I could not be induced to tell where the key was.
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  • How could he do such a thing to his own children?
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  • "Maybe we could get a van," Carmen suggested.
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  • Could you start a fire, honey?
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  • There was nothing he could do.
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  • That could be a reality.
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  • I wish you could stay.
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  • He could not resist looking at them once more.
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  • How could I have looked him in the face?
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  • But what could have happened?
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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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  • She could have asked, but that might tip her hand.
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  • Oh, I guess Zeb could fight if he had to.
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  • Could we make a car that can go 300 mph?
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  • She could have been a model.
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  • Still, it could be a lot worse.
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  • But not a trace could they find of the tiny creature they sought.
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  • Edward could spell nearly all the words in his primer, and he could read quite well.
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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 help me zip this?
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  • The sudden rush into space confused them so that they could not think.
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  • No one could deny that Alex was a devoted husband and father.
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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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  • How could anyone fall asleep that fast?
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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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  • No, so I could get over it.
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  • Could I ride one?
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  • Besides, after he inherited, he could always put someone in charge of the estate.
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  • I thought maybe we could get married and live here.
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  • It was almost as if he were shutting Felipa off before she could reveal something.
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  • "I could eat something," said Dorothy.
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  • I guess we could say he hasn't been around much.
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  • What could you give them here that you couldn't give them at home?
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  • We sure could use you.
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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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  • She could almost hear his gravely voice...
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  • He ran home as fast as he could, blowing the whistle as he ran.
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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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  • Tonight, when it was dark, she could pretend they were at home.
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  • Well I sure could.
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  • I simply couldn't resist you.
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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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  • "I couldn't sleep," she said.
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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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  • Could you carry that?
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  • His smile was so disarming that she couldn't help smiling back.
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  • She could not have read the letter as she did not even know it had arrived.
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  • They both couldn't be there all the time.
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  • Worse things could happen.
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  • His life was such that no man could ever say, "Ben Franklin has wronged me."
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  • Couldn't sleep, so I decided to get up and fix breakfast.
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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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  • They heard the sudden twittering of a bird, but could not find the creature anywhere.
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  • Their differences couldn't be merely heritage.
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  • Lisa did the best she could to draw a map on the small piece of paper.
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  • How could she be so stupid?
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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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  • You could wear a feed sack at a formal dinner and not look underdressed.
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  • How could he do such a thing in front of Jonathan... and where was Jonathan?
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  • She shrugged with as much elegance as she could muster, and eyed him with deliberate interest.
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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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  • All Len wants out of me is information about Allen, and Howard couldn't care less where I am.
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  • At any time a gust of wind could send the car over the cliff.
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  • With everyone gone, she could enjoy the solitude.
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  • I wish I could explore the woods.
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  • I hoped we could go for a walk.
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  • How could she answer them without implicating Yancey?
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  • Fine, he could have it.
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  • If she was wrong about him... but how could she be?
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  • You couldn't even say I love you.
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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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  • She couldn't have forgotten those eyes.
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  • In the morning she rolled out of her bed before the sun could stain the sky.
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  • I mean... he rode ahead so he could make arrangements before you arrived.
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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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  • And so, if she couldn't have it in her head, she'd put it into his.
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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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  • Apparently time had caught up with Mom before she could finish.
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  • Nothing could be gained by remaining still.
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  • It wasn't as though she could explain her sudden Jekyll and Hide personality, either.
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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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  • She could feel it in his soft kisses on her neck, in the way he whispered her name.
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  • What could she say?
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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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  • Fine, she could play too.
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  • How can you love a business that could get your family killed.
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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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  • She couldn't have been farther from the truth.
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  • How could you know?
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  • Even if he was a Mormon, how could he make plans with this Darcie when he had proposed to her only an hour ago?
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  • She could feel the blood drain from her face.
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  • And yet, now the twins could return to their beloved ranch – the one she had finished paying off.
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  • This was one time she couldn't ride the fence.
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  • She raced up the steps, wondering if men who could not be trusted would plague her entire life.
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  • If life had taught her anything it was that she could take care of herself.
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  • How could she have fallen in love with Bordeaux, knowing how unfaithful men could be?
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  • The look of pity on Darcie's face was more than Cassie could bear.
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  • I couldn't believe it.
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  • My father couldn't do anything about his health.
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  • Could I have a glass of water?
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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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  • "I could if I happened to be a real wizard," returned the master sadly.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • But if you could trust him this way and there was no electricity, would it still be love?
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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 could discuss it privately when they got home.
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  • If only she could conquer these mood shifts.
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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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  • Actually, what I said was that no one got to the point that they couldn't use more money.
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  • Considering the problems they presented, she could hardly blame him for that.
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  • He said I could spend his money with a clear conscience.
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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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  • All this time I thought the company was interested in him because he could speak both Spanish and English.
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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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  • How could he be so calm about it?
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  • That's the soonest I could get a flight.
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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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  • A person couldn't be in control all the time - right all the time.
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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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  • It couldn't have been more than a few seconds, but it seemed much longer.
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  • A person could change a lot in a few years, especially when they were that young.
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  • Mom always said lost time couldn't be replaced.
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  • She could almost hear his voice calling "Litha."
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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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  • 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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  • Only blindness could have prevented her from knowing that she was unusually attractive.
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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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  • "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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  • 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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  • Still, how could Giddon know?
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  • He couldn't help but detect her wild pulse.
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  • Could you have Howard look into his record?
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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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  • 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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  • Of course, she could take his.
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  • You could have been killed today, you know that?
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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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  • 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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  • Still, if she could get into that building and find out, it might ease her mind.
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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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  • Could he actually be involved in anything less than honest?
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  • Tammy could have been born when he was very young.
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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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  • 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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  • 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 barely breath.
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  • If he wanted to hurt me, he could follow me in my car.
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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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  • 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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  • What was it he said that day in the mountains... a body could be lost in those hills forever?
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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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  • 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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  • 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 not know, when he invited you to go see his parents?
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  • I always heard marriage could break up a good friendship.
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  • Could all this be happening to her?
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  • I thought maybe you could look at him.
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  • Maybe you could even talk him into going to the doctor - or at least calling the doctor.
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  • If his father was that ill, maybe she could encourage him to go to the doctor.
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  • Watching the two of them, it was all she could do to control her own tears... especially knowing that this was at least partly her fault.
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  • She could have administered CPR until the ambulance arrived.
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  • Could she blame him?
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  • If you had left when Brandon wanted you to, you still couldn't have done anything.
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  • His hands gripped her shoulders and pulled her back so that he could see her face.
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  • She wanted to ask him how long he would stay at the ranch, but she couldn't think of a way to word the question that didn't sound insensitive.
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  • What can he do out there right now that he couldn't do a month and a half from now.
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  • In such a small town, there couldn't be many positions, and the pay wouldn't come close to what she was making in Tulsa.
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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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  • She couldn't tear her gaze from his.
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  • She's got a sharp tongue, but she could make shoe soles taste like fine steak.
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  • All the money in the world couldn't have saved her.
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  • She couldn't resist teasing him.
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  • You couldn't find any eggs for our breakfast?
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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 only way he could have known was by asking Mrs. Hertz.
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  • Finally Royce could contain himself no longer.
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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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  • He couldn't be serious.
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  • Even now he could walk away.
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  • Cassie could feel them all watching her as she settled to the ground.
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  • Cassie cleaned the supper dishes as best she could with sand, and stored them in one of the packs.
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  • She could hardly wait to get back to Texas.
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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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  • She had thought she could never be coerced, but the truth was, she had never been tempted.
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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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  • How could they get away, leaving such a trail?
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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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  • Bordeaux clamped a hand over her mouth before she could speak.
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  • They couldn't be seen unless someone came down into the ravine.
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  • I could tell it was shod.
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  • I suppose you could call it that.
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  • It was hard to believe a village could be this close and they didn't know it was there.
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  • Unless someone knew the area, they could pass within a hundred feet of it and not know it was there.
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  • She turned her back on Bordeaux and pulled her shirt from her pants, unbuttoning it so that the water could reach the sweat stained area under her breasts.
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  • They would probably be leaving very soon and anything she could do to hurry the process meant they would get to Ashley sooner.
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  • If only she could understand their words.
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  • If they served something she couldn't eat, she'd feign illness.
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  • We came back with help, though, but we couldn't find you.
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  • He couldn't have planned the Indian raid, though.
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  • But then, what could they do?
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  • Cassie couldn't help but smile at the way Darcie described her fellow gender.
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  • As for the ranch, she had always known it could be taken away.
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  • Maybe she could convince her father to repay the money she had put into the ranch – if he hadn't already spent it.
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  • Could you wait for me here, honey?
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  • Bordeaux said he couldn't get you to come back with him, but I guess he was wrong.
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  • Besides, he did come back Cassie could feel Bordeaux's intent gaze.
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  • Darcie couldn't stand the gossip and rude behavior in every town, so she finally went back to the Indians.
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  • She took a job in a saloon so she could eat.
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  • I never would have believed a woman could be so kind hearted and so suspicious at the same time.
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  • That would explain why he couldn't be found.
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  • You might as well know right now that I wanted to buy your ranch so I could use the creek.
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  • Aunt Clara and Uncle George couldn't find enough good things to say about you.
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  • A person couldn't avoid fate, but they could control the way they responded to it.
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  • She could set her clock by his arrival - eight o'clock every Friday night - in a blue plaid western shirt and battered black cowboy hat.
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  • Then she could walk home in peace.
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  • So looking after a rambling old house could be an ambition?
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  • How could I refuse?
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  • Even if you paid me half my rent, you could still save money.
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  • He could have gone to a nursing home so he wasn't such a burden on his daughter.
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  • How could I enjoy myself knowing he was being tended to and surrounded by strangers?
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  • Maybe you could hire on as a nanny at Old Man Taylor's ranch.
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  • She couldn't argue his virtues, but she still insisted that the situation was conducive to trouble.
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  • Her greatest concern was whether she could manage such a large house on her own.
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  • Still, there was one question she couldn't ask the townspeople.
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  • Again she wondered if she had bit off more than she could chew.
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  • Could that be the house?
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  • The wood appeared to be cherry, and although it could use a coat of wax, it still had a deep luster.
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  • If she thought her face could get no warmer, she was unpleasantly surprised.
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  • What more could I say?
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  • She scooted closer to him, shifting the blanket so that she could drape the excess around his shoulders.
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  • In a few more weeks she could make a routine visit to the doctor.
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  • I could use the help.
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  • I wanted to know what I could do to help you.
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  • Howie offered little and without seeing his facial reaction, I couldn't tell how he stood.
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  • In more serene surroundings perhaps we could come to some understanding and move forward in a mutually peaceful way.
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  • Alas, I couldn't keep her long as I wished.
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  • As long as Quinn could place Howie in the past, we'd do everything in our power to support the effort.
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  • A kid who stole matches so he could light spiders on fire and watch how far they ran.
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  • I broke his arm before he could toss the match.
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  • How could I expect more?
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  • If anyone could trace a disposable phone, they could.
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  • How could they have seen me?
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  • He's offered to help and I believe he could be very useful.
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  • We had two runaways in a row followed by a location Howie couldn't find and a wake-up interruption from outside noise.
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  • Howie wouldn't discuss the matter but we could only guess how he felt.
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  • We could use your help on how we remain anonymous.
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  • It could be touchy.
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  • It could do serious harm to your so-called anonymity.
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  • Any chance you could get his ear?
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  • If we could convince him to give you free rein to helping us with him remaining totally in the dark, we'd both have what we want.
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  • Perhaps, Daniel Brennan could get out of the kitchen but the five of us would be left sitting on the stove.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • "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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Indeed, my friends and relatives sometimes doubted whether I could be taught.
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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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  • Could there be truth to Mary's suspicions.
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  • She couldn't believe that there was any thought of romance going on in Cade's mind.
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  • The silverware needed polishing and the furniture could use a good dusting.
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  • Even as the idea occurred that she would rather have this room, she knew she couldn't ask.
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  • Working as fast as she could, she started a pot of coffee and sliced some ham.
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  • In spite of her irritation, she couldn't help smiling.
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  • She watched him head for the barn and wondered how he could stand being out in the cold all day.
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  • Do you think you could scare us up a warm snack?
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  • What kind of snack could she whip up in fifteen minutes?
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  • I don't think you could find anything I wouldn't like.
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  • If he couldn't get in the shed, he'd probably find some other place to stay warm.
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  • When they paused on the bank, she could stand the pain no longer.
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  • We could have stopped any time.
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  • She couldn't agree with him more, but it was an unusual viewpoint for a man.
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  • How could she endure the ride?
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  • If you figure out a way to do this all day and still make the ranch turn a profit, you could make a fortune teaching your method at seminars.
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  • She could feel the warmth of the blush as it crawled up her neck.
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  • Thinking about Cade in that way could lead to no good.
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  • Although she was far away, she could see that he was watching her.
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  • You know, that family room could use a woman's touch.
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  • It could only have been in the last few weeks since the weather had turned warm.
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  • No, it couldn't happen.
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  • People had limited control over their emotions, but they could certainly remain in control of their actions.
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  • It would be nice to know she could leave the ranch at will without leaving Cade afoot, but she doubted if she would be driving to town soon.
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  • It all happened so fast that she didn't have time to think, only to cling to the one solid thing she could find - Cade.
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  • How the dream began, she couldn't remember but she was in his arms and he was gazing down at her, his expression as bland as usual.
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  • Nothing but heartache could come of it.
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  • Could she walk away from it - and Cade?
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  • Could it be that his stoic personality was the very thing that kept her interest perked?
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  • How could she stay, feeling as she did about Cade?
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  • Through his shirt sleeves she could feel the swell of his biceps and her heart jumped into high gear.
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  • You know, Cindy, we could...
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  • Tomorrow they would be leaving, and it couldn't come fast enough.
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  • It was obvious that he wanted to clear the air, but couldn't decide where to start.
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  • I couldn't care less what Claudette thinks, but let me take the question out of your mind.
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  • How could he betray her trust so utterly - for the sole purpose of proving a point to Claudette?
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  • Why couldn't he have confronted Claudette, instead of acting like a beast?
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  • You're the best friend I've ever had and things around here could never be the same without you.
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  • He couldn't have asked for a better housekeeper, but the atmosphere between them had become strained.
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  • I could use a day cleaning up the barn.
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  • She had to get out some so he could have a life.
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  • Finally she could bear the suspense no longer.