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never

never Sentence Examples

  • I've never thought about it before.

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  • They had never been anywhere else overnight together.

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  • I never saw such small pigs before.

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  • He might never say anything to Jonathan about it, but Jonathan would know in other ways how he felt.

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  • I've never heard him.

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  • Still, as a child she had never thought about it.

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  • "The flies never trouble me," said the Saw-Horse.

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  • I never would have guessed.

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  • "Never mind, dear," said Dorothy.

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  • But never had she felt so grieved for him or so much afraid of losing him.

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  • Twenty-five years ago, I had never seen a mobile phone.

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  • He spoke of the birds as his little brothers of the air, and he could never bear to see them harmed.

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  • I never thought I could do it.

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  • "Never mind, my dear," said his mother.

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  • I wish we had never come here.

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  • "I am never wrong," answered the Sorcerer.

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  • Never have I found in the greenhouses of the North such heart-satisfying roses as the climbing roses of my southern home.

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  • Alex had never mentioned him.

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  • "Have you never thought of marrying your prodigal son Anatole?" she asked.

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  • That last evening was so delightful that the boy will never forget it as long as he lives.

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  • He had never gone beyond the beautiful gardens that surrounded his father's palace.

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  • She went quickly over uninteresting details, and never nagged me with questions to see if I remembered the day-before-yesterday's lesson.

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  • They will take time to write a great big forum post just for you, a total stranger they will never meet.

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  • Alex was uneasy because he and his biological father had never seen eye to eye.

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  • "No use to make laws," said another, "for they will never be needed."

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  • I doubt that... but you never know.

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  • They admired the book very much, for they had never seen anything like it.

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  • "How is it," she began, as usual in French, settling down briskly and fussily in the easy chair, "how is it Annette never got married?

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  • Our greatest Champion, Overman-Anu, once climbed the spiral stairway and fought nine days with the Gargoyles before he could escape them and come back; but he could never be induced to describe the dreadful creatures, and soon afterward a bear caught him and ate him up.

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  • They had never heard of Chilon, for his name was hardly known outside of his own country.

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  • I never thought of him as being anything else but a salesman until I saw him tonight, but he seems so... comfortable now.

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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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  • His father died shortly after Alex was born, so I never met either of them.

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  • "Don't be rough!" he would call out, if Eureka knocked over one of the round, fat piglets with her paw; but the pigs never minded, and enjoyed the sport very greatly.

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  • How much of my delight in all beautiful things is innate, and how much is due to her influence, I can never tell.

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  • "But I am never hurt," said the Sawhorse.

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  • Alex would never cheat - not on someone he respected and admired more than anyone he knew.

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  • Other than the one time he had lost his temper with her, she had never known him to be anything but gentle.

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  • She would never have considered back-talking her parents.

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  • Even Alex never held her so close.

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  • It was the idea that I would never have one... the death of a dream, I guess.

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  • I could never stay long enough on the shore.

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  • It was a good place for a fly, and I never thought of spoiling your picture.

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  • It was the middle of the day, and Alex never took a nap.

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  • His father was never able to get custody of him as a child.

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  • Now he will never tell anyone what he had in his soul.

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  • While the right thing to do is never to drive drunk, be a smoker, or be a racist, occasionally war is the right thing to do.

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  • And I never feel a break or a splinter in the least.

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  • There are certain things proper for a kitten to eat; but I never heard of a kitten eating a pig, under ANY cir'stances.

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  • "If only I had known," we often lament, in the widespread belief that to know everything would mean we would never make mistakes.

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  • That is never bad.

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  • "Never mind that," said the Sawhorse.

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  • I never lost a jot of my delight in this great park.

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  • Those things were never necessary for prosperity and even less so in the Internet age.

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  • Whether it comes from the trees which have been heated by the sun, or from the water, I can never discover.

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  • I have never seen a plant-child!

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  • This wonderful world with all its sunlight and beauty was hidden from me, and I had never dreamed of its loveliness.

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  • Then we may be sure that he will never trouble us again.

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  • He had never seen nor heard of sorrow or sickness or poverty.

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  • The choices we make to test options never before contemplated will tell us all kinds of new things about ourselves.

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  • Machines will never, in my opinion, be able to be creative.

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  • She could understand nothing, think of nothing and feel nothing, except passionate love for her father, love such as she thought she had never felt till that moment.

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  • When we were fortunate enough to find a nest I never allowed her to carry the eggs home, making her understand by emphatic signs that she might fall and break them.

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  • Don't tell me he's never mentioned me.

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  • I never leave off loving you.

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  • Kicking his foot free of the stirrup, he offered her a hand, never taking his eyes off Señor Medena.

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  • Imagine if all the people with boring, dead-end machine jobs were told they never had to work another day in their life at a job they did not like.

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  • "I never fight," she replied, "except against difficulties."

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  • But it was never noticed that they became very warm friends, for all of that.

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  • "Never mind, my little fellows," said Mr. Lincoln "I will put you in your own cozy little bed."

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  • I hope that I shall never do anything to make them careless of their duties.

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  • When Jenner did variolations on milkmaids who had had cowpox, they never came down with smallpox.

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  • Ah, well, never mind, here you are.

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  • The people of Corinth never grew tired of praising his sweet music.

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  • And Robert the Bruce was never again obliged to hide in the woods or to run from savage hounds.

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  • We never count our fish before they are caught.

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  • I never knew even the names of the members of the "court" who did not speak to me.

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  • I had hoped this would never happen again.

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  • "But I never sent for them," declared the princess.

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  • In the king's face, which he wore as a mask, there was a remoteness and inaccessibility of grief which I shall never forget.

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

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  • It was unrealistic to think two people could spend a lifetime together and never squabble about anything.

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  • "It isn't that," said the Sawhorse, modestly; "but I never tire, and you do."

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  • If he begins as a common sailor, he will never be anything else.

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  • We never will have the opportunity to learn from the details of their lives and the trillions upon trillions of trial-and-error learning that humankind has repeated again and again.

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  • This idea horrified her, made her shudder, blush, and feel such a rush of anger and pride as she had never experienced before.

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  • You'd never miss ONE of them, I'm sure!

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  • I never thought that people could make such mistakes.

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  • I had known about them for a long time; but I had never thought that I should see them, and talk to them; and I can scarcely realize now that this great pleasure has been mine!

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  • "Never mind," said Zeb, "we don't want to get back, anyhow."

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  • Curiously enough, it never occurred to me to call Greek patronymics "queer."

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  • I never realized what a wonderful people the Japanese are until I saw their most interesting exhibit.

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  • Indeed, you can never know all the comfort you have given us.

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  • I can never tell you how much pleasure they have given us.

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  • They look down pityingly on the country-folk, who have never had an opportunity "to see the great world."

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  • Perhaps you never got that letter.

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  • I had used it all through my school work, and never any other system.

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  • She is never fretful or irritable, and I have never seen her impatient with her playmates because they failed to understand her.

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  • Miss Keller will never be able, I believe, to speak loud without destroying the pleasant quality and the distinctness of her words, but she can do much to make her speech clearer.

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  • As we had never seen or heard of any such story as this before, we inquired of her where she read it; she replied, "I did not read it; it is my story for Mr. Anagnos's birthday."

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  • I thought of the big fire in the queen's kitchen, and knew that the cook would never allow a half-drowned child to be carried into that fine place.

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  • Imagine if everyone frequently disputed charges: "I never got my order!" or "It wasn't what they promised it would be!" or "Yeah, I got a box in the mail, but it was full of rocks."

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  • I might enjoy that kind of banter with a real person I will never meet, talking to me from a distant state.

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  • Frictionless coatings that never wear out in machines that last for centuries.

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  • Confiscatory tax rates also never work.

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  • O'Neill observed that scrutiny of government had become so intense that officials never could have gotten away with that—and he was writing in the late 1980s.

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  • In Othello is a character named Iago, an evil man who never does anything illegal himself but is always planting ideas in other people's minds, to get them to do his dirty work.

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  • I never had patience to arrange more than five or six groups at a time.

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  • I have many far-off friends whom I have never seen.

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  • She has never been taught; but they say she can sew and likes to help others in this sort of work.

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  • I have never known her to be willing to leave a lesson when she felt that there was anything in it which she did not understand.

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  • It is true, I never assisted the sun materially in his rising, but, doubt not, it was of the last importance only to be present at it.

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  • Beside, clothes introduced sewing, a kind of work which you may call endless; a woman's dress, at least, is never done.

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  • He had never heard of a boy with so much money as that.

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  • Machines cannot and never will do these things.

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  • She showed me a tiny atze that very rich ladies in China wear because their feet never grow large.

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  • She has eight puppies, and she thinks there never were such fine puppies as hers.

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  • I never received any direct instruction in the Gilman School.

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  • She is never still a moment.

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  • I never doubted the devotion of the Russian nobles, but today it has surpassed my expectations.

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  • The artillery and baggage wagons moved noiselessly through the deep dust that rose to the very hubs of the wheels, and the infantry sank ankle-deep in that soft, choking, hot dust that never cooled even at night.

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  • "But I never told them to come," said Princess Mary.

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  • Benjamin Franklin lived to be a very old man, but he never forgot that lesson.

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  • They did not kill him, but they drove him out of the city and bade him never return.

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  • So the physical mechanisms have been serially transformed, yet the law has never hiccupped.

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  • His going away left a vacancy in our lives that has never been filled.

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  • "No, you'll never manage him that way," said Anatole.

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  • I have never met someone who returned from another country saying, Man, those guys are such jerks.

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  • If they had not, lengthy epics would never have survived oral transmission for centuries.

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  • As we approached the end of the flawless narrative, one of us would invariably ask sardonically (but never sarcastically), "What could possibly go wrong?"

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  • I have a picture of old Rip in my fingers which they will never lose.

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  • There is never the least false sententiousness in what she says.

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  • Both Mr. Gilman and Mr. Keith, the teachers who prepared her for college, were struck by her power of constructive reasoning; and she was excellent in pure mathematics, though she seems never to have enjoyed it much.

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  • Doesn't it seem strange that Mr. Anagnos never referred to this interview?

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  • Indeed, I feel as if I had never seen anything until now, Helen finds so much to ask about along the way.

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  • I shall write freely to you and tell you everything, on one condition: It is this: you must promise never to show my letters to any one.

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  • But it hardly seems possible that any mere words should convey to one who has never seen a mountain the faintest idea of its grandeur; and I don't see how any one is ever to know what impression she did receive, or the cause of her pleasure in what was told her about it.

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  • Day after day she moved her pencil in the same tracks along the grooved paper, never for a moment expressing the least impatience or sense of fatigue.

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  • Why, for instance, does he take the trouble to ascribe motives to me that I never dreamed of?

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  • But even then I can never have a quiet half hour to myself.

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  • He had never heard of "talking-gloves"; but I explained that she had seen a glove on which the alphabet was printed, and evidently thought they could be bought.

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  • It is never necessary to urge her to study.

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  • Whenever any one asks me if she will understand this or that word I always reply: Never mind whether she understands each separate word of a sentence or not.

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  • In selecting books for Helen to read, I have never chosen them with reference to her deafness and blindness.

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  • I believe every child has hidden away somewhere in his being noble capacities which may be quickened and developed if we go about it in the right way; but we shall never properly develop the higher natures of our little ones while we continue to fill their minds with the so-called rudiments.

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  • Miss Sullivan never needlessly belittled her ideas or expressions to suit the supposed state of the child's intelligence.

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  • She at once resolved to learn to speak, and from that day to this she has never wavered in that resolution.

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  • One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.

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  • As I had never heard it, I inquired of several of my friends if they recalled the words; no one seemed to remember it.

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  • As I had never read this story, or even heard of the book, I inquired of Helen if she knew anything about the matter, and found she did not.

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  • I am sure I never heard it.

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  • I was never angry after that because I understood what my friends said to me, and I was very busy learning many wonderful things.

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  • I was never still during the first glad days of my freedom.

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  • Tantalus, too, great as he was above all mortals, went down to the kingdom of the dead, never to return.

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  • I shall never forget how the fury of battle throbbed in my veins--it seemed as if the tumultuous beating of my heart would stop my breath.

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  • The sides were left shelving, and not stoned; but the sun having never shone on them, the sand still keeps its place.

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  • Those things for which the most money is demanded are never the things which the student most wants.

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  • This never costs anything to speak of, unless you plant more than enough.

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  • However, I should never have broken a horse or bull and taken him to board for any work he might do for me, for fear I should become a horseman or a herdsman merely; and if society seems to be the gainer by so doing, are we certain that what is one man's gain is not another's loss, and that the stable-boy has equal cause with his master to be satisfied?

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  • But perchance it would be wisest never to put one's paw into it.

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  • I never dreamed of any enormity greater than I have committed.

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  • I never knew, and never shall know, a worse man than myself.

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  • My imagination carried me so far that I even had the refusal of several farms--the refusal was all I wanted--but I never got my fingers burned by actual possession.

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  • I have never yet met a man who was quite awake.

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  • "Pray tell me anything new that has happened to a man anywhere on this globe"--and he reads it over his coffee and rolls, that a man has had his eyes gouged out this morning on the Wachito River; never dreaming the while that he lives in the dark unfathomed mammoth cave of this world, and has but the rudiment of an eye himself.

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  • To speak critically, I never received more than one or two letters in my life--I wrote this some years ago--that were worth the postage.

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  • We should never stand upon ceremony with sincerity.

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  • I was never molested by any person but those who represented the State.

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  • The other way out--his mother's death-- never entered his head.

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  • The house will know where everything in it is; you will never again lose your keys or your child's favorite stuffed animal.

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  • About clothes, and how robots will weave garments that never wear out from materials not yet invented that will cost very little.

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  • It wrecks economies and never, ever works.

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  • But in describing that job spectrum, I never said anything about his absolute ability—I said only that he was at the bottom of the list relative to others.

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  • There is no such period and never will be.

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  • After this came the Great Depression, which so overwhelmed the social support structures that Americans turned to the government for help and have never turned back.

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  • As Scottish historian Thomas Carlyle once observed, "Man seldom, or rather never for a length of time and deliberately, rebels against anything that does not deserve rebelling against."

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  • History has disappointingly few examples of weapons made by governments and never used.

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  • The seventeenth-century Spanish writer Baltasar Gracián once offered this advice: "Never contend with a man who has nothing to lose."

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  • Tensions mounted all through the 1830s as militias were raised on both sides in what later came to be known as the Aroostook War, even though there was never actually a war or casualties.

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  • "Big Candle" is not still around and never was.

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  • She was covered with dirt – the remains of mud pies I had compelled her to eat, although she had never shown any special liking for them.

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  • But the fact remains that Miss Canby's story was read to me once, and that long after I had forgotten it, it came back to me so naturally that I never suspected that it was the child of another mind.

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  • But this kind prophecy has never been fulfilled.

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  • I have never played with words again for the mere pleasure of the game.

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  • I had read many books before, but never from a critical point of view.

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  • While my days at Radcliffe were still in the future, they were encircled with a halo of romance, which they have lost; but in the transition from romantic to actual I have learned many things I should never have known had I not tried the experiment.

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  • I took the book in my hands and tried to feel the letters with an intensity of longing that I can never forget.

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  • I had often read the story, but I had never felt the charm of Rip's slow, quaint, kind ways as I did in the play.

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  • I shall never forget the ripple of alternating joy and woe that ran through that beautiful little play, or the wonderful child who acted it.

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  • My spirit could not reach up to his, but he gave me a real sense of joy in life, and I never left him without carrying away a fine thought that grew in beauty and depth of meaning as I grew.

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  • He is never quite so happy as when he has a little deaf child in his arms.

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  • She is always doing something to make some one happy, and her generosity and wise counsel have never failed my teacher and me in all the years we have known her.

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  • It never occurred to me that it might be worth while to make my own observations and describe the experiences peculiarly my own.

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  • Anyway, he certainly never had a dress like mine!...

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  • I never was so glad to get out of a place as I was to leave that church!

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  • I never saw a child-plant.

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  • She urged every one to speak to Helen naturally, to give her full sentences and intelligent ideas, never minding whether Helen understood or not.

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  • A lake like this is never smoother than at such a time; and the clear portion of the air above it being, shallow and darkened by clouds, the water, full of light and reflections, becomes a lower heaven itself so much the more important.

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  • I have never seen a handsomer man.

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  • I never invited them.

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  • I thank you for the honor, but I shall never be your son's wife.

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  • So, Count, there never is any negligence in my company, and so my conscience was at ease.

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  • Under cover of obtaining help of this kind for another, which from pride he would never accept for himself, he kept in touch with the circle which confers success and which attracted him.

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  • There never, never was such a lovely night before!

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  • Never let me see your face here again, you villain!

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  • I never ordered them to go away, said Princess Mary.

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  • What is the trial for, when he is not here and will never return?

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  • The look of his eyes was resolute, calm, and animatedly alert, as never before.

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  • He is a man who never forgets anything.

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  • Sometimes when, trying to understand him, she spoke of the good work he was doing for his serfs, he would be vexed and reply: Not in the least; it never entered my head and I wouldn't do that for their good!

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  • I'm not ever going to know them if I never meet them, am I?

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  • The kitchen was open all the time, but Alex didn't drink - or never had to her knowledge.

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  • So you never suspected...

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  • I never met Grandma and Grandpa Barret.

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  • Once you have tried my goods I am sure you will never be without them.

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  • Rome was saved; but Coriolanus could never return to his home, his mother, his wife and children.

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  • It is an answer engine, but one that attempts to answer questions that have never before been asked.

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  • A person could dedicate his life to understanding just one suggestion and never even get close.

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  • And Jim never has met any of his dinner guests beforehand.

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  • It will know everyone who is supposed to be in the house and alert you when someone else is in the house (replacing the family dog of old in whom we never fully placed our trust).

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  • At the time in history when our future has never looked brighter, it is baffling that some people are more pessimistic than ever.

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  • There was great rejoicing in the family that morning, but no one, not even the doctor, knew that I should never see or hear again.

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  • I have never ceased to enjoy this pastime.

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  • I did not study nor analyze them--I did not know whether they were well written or not; I never thought about style or authorship.

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  • I do not know why it is, but stories in which animals are made to talk and act like human beings have never appealed to me very strongly.

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  • I don't think she has any special tenderness for them--I have never seen her caress them; but she dresses and undresses them many times during the day and handles them exactly as she has seen her mother and the nurse handle her baby sister.

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  • My accounts, which I can swear to have kept faithfully, I have, indeed, never got audited, still less accepted, still less paid and settled.

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  • Pierre again covered his eyes and thought he would never open them again.

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  • I've never had anything to do with drugs.

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  • It is never too late to give up our prejudices.

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  • My desire is never to leave you, Father, never to separate my life from yours.

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  • You can never imagine how I felt when I stood in the presence of Niagara until you have the same mysterious sensations yourself.

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  • Yet Señor Medena never left the house.

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  • In any case, she would never be a social fit.

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  • She had accepted the idea that she would never know this moment.

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  • If he lived to be a hundred he'd never understand women.

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  • He'd like to believe in good and the happy-ever-after, but that innocence could never be retrieved.

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  • Even so, she had never suspected the truth – the drugs.

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  • Maybe they thought she never knew.

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  • Strange, it had never seemed lonely here before.

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  • It was something she had been told often, but never expected to be asked.

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  • Never in her life had she done anything so brazen.

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