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should Sentence Examples

  • She should wash them, but there wasn't time.

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  • It should be ready now.

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  • So, what should she pack?

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  • Should he buy candy?

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  • Connie should be here any minute.

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  • Maybe we should go home.

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  • I should long ago have joined the archduke.

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  • I should have been with them tonight.

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  • I should have been checking it.

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  • You should have seen Dad's face.

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  • Why should I envy them?

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  • Alex should have told you all this.

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  • "But you thought you should defend me," he said in a calculating tone.

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  • He knew that an apple should not be plucked while it is green.

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  • What should the company do?

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  • That is the way it should be, Mama says.

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  • Why should we agree?

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  • I should have anticipated this.

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  • Well... Yancey, maybe you're the one I should be careful about.

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  • She should discuss all this with Alex.

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  • You should do like this.

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  • I should like very much to see her, said Pierre.

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  • It should have been an exciting discovery.

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  • We should live in all the ages of the world in an hour; ay, in all the worlds of the ages.

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  • If it's something we simply can't afford, that's one thing, but we should be encouraging things like this, Alex.

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  • So the governor sent a messenger to Delphi to ask the oracle what should be done with the tripod.

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  • If instead of a divine power some other force has appeared, it should be explained in what this new force consists, for the whole interest of history lies precisely in that force.

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  • "I should think not," said Vera, "because there can never be anything wrong in my behavior.

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  • If I should squeeze one, there wouldn't be anything left of it.

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  • She should probably listen to her gut feeling about this.

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  • We should in fact have reached those two fundamentals of which man's whole outlook on the universe is constructed--the incomprehensible essence of life, and the laws defining that essence.

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  • "I should like to go to Kuragin's," thought he.

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  • Why do you suppose that I should look severely on your affection for that young man?

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  • In the village, outside the drink shop, another meeting was being held, which decided that the horses should be driven out into the woods and the carts should not be provided.

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  • One second more and I should have understood it all!

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  • I should be sorry to leave the regiment.

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  • Why should we bother?

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  • And I should so like to thank Uncle once for all his kindness to me and Boris.

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  • From this fundamental difference between the view held by history and that held by jurisprudence, it follows that jurisprudence can tell minutely how in its opinion power should be constituted and what power-- existing immutably outside time--is, but to history's questions about the meaning of the mutations of power in time it can answer nothing.

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  • That should have been the end of it, right?

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  • I should like them to meet here.

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  • I should have come yesterday....

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  • He could not have said by what standard he judged what he should or should not do, but the standard was quite firm and definite in his own mind.

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  • The French, retreating in 1812--though according to tactics they should have separated into detachments to defend themselves--congregated into a mass because the spirit of the army had so fallen that only the mass held the army together.

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  • Every woman should have her princess moment, don't you think?

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  • As Benjamin ran down the street, he wondered what he should buy.

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  • You should have seen her when he came in carrying a doll.

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  • There it was arranged that I should go to the Wright-Humason School for the Deaf in New York City.

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  • I am sure we should love each other.

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  • Yes, I should think...

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  • The subject which wholly engrossed Natasha's attention was her family: that is, her husband whom she had to keep so that he should belong entirely to her and to the home, and the children whom she had to bear, bring into the world, nurse, and bring up.

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  • For an order to be certainly executed, it is necessary that a man should order what can be executed.

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  • Katie said she should confront him when he did that - tell him how it made her feel.

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  • But even if--imagining a man quite exempt from all influences, examining only his momentary action in the present, unevoked by any cause--we were to admit so infinitely small a remainder of inevitability as equaled zero, we should even then not have arrived at the conception of complete freedom in man, for a being uninfluenced by the external world, standing outside of time and independent of cause, is no longer a man.

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  • "The oracle did not intend that I should have it," he said.

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  • Denisov had Tikhon called and, having praised him for his activity, said a few words in the elder's presence about loyalty to the Tsar and the country and the hatred of the French that all sons of the fatherland should cherish.

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  • If we had had only peasants to fight, we should not have let the enemy come so far, said he with a sense of shame and wishing to change the subject.

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  • In the ancient world, man wanted guidance from the gods on what he should do.

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  • You mean I should try to cover up that which any man might find attractive.

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  • She turned everything out and began quickly repacking, deciding that the inferior Russian carpets and unnecessary crockery should not be taken at all.

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  • And they asked what they should do about it.

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  • You should wake the captain first.

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  • And I should be ashamed to write to Boris.

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  • "You should get some rest, Carmen," Felipa said.

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  • But besides this, even if, admitting the remaining minimum of freedom to equal zero, we assumed in some given case--as for instance in that of a dying man, an unborn babe, or an idiot--complete absence of freedom, by so doing we should destroy the very conception of man in the case we are examining, for as soon as there is no freedom there is also no man.

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  • In spite of her one desire to see her brother as soon as possible, and her vexation that at the moment when all she wanted was to see him they should be trying to entertain her and pretending to admire her nephew, the princess noticed all that was going on around her and felt the necessity of submitting, for a time, to this new order of things which she had entered.

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  • Why should not the same sort of thing happen to me?

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  • God forbid that you should make peace after all our sacrifices and such insane retreats!

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  • I should have known you would feel this way.

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  • What I want is that our children should not have to go begging.

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  • He stood still a moment to look about him, and think what he should do first.

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  • If the bell rings, why should we run?

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  • If they were truly soul mates, she should be in his corner all the way.

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  • I should like to be at home on Christmas day.

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  • I guess because the only one who should be looking at it is my husband.

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  • "It seems funny to me," said Pierre, "that you, you should consider yourself incapable and your life a spoiled life.

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  • Should we let them go on or not?

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  • "I should like to be a sailor," said George Washington.

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  • I pumped my fellow-prisoner as dry as I could, for fear I should never see him again; but at length he showed me which was my bed, and left me to blow out the lamp.

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  • Since his appointment as general on duty he had always slept with his door open, giving orders that every messenger should be allowed to wake him up.

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  • More important, though, was the fact that he believed the child should not suffer for the sins of the parent.

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  • But "genius" and "originality" are words we should not use lightly.

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  • Thus he stumbled on Bagovut's corps in a wood when it was already broad daylight, though the corps should long before have joined Orlov-Denisov.

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  • Why should that cause the masses to riot?

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  • So it was decided that the boy should go to some school where he might be prepared for college.

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  • I felt of him and thought it very strange that he should carry his house on his back.

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  • Why should he not cool himself in the refreshing water?

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  • Ah yes, there was something else important, very important, that I was keeping till I should be in bed.

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  • You should have seen how he said it!

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  • "We should ask him... that's he himself?"...

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  • And he had only one wish-- that the frightful thing that had to happen should happen quickly.

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  • So why should we listen to what they call normal?

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  • I should think he has a score of them.

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  • His older brothers were quite willing that he should go to sea.

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  • "You should go, go away at once, if you don't feel strong enough to control yourself," she would reply sadly, trying to comfort her husband.

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  • They understood that the saddles and Junot's spoon might be of some use, but that cold and hungry soldiers should have to stand and guard equally cold and hungry Russians who froze and lagged behind on the road (in which case the order was to shoot them) was not merely incomprehensible but revolting.

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  • All the profound plans about cutting off and capturing Napoleon and his army were like the plan of a market gardener who, when driving out of his garden a cow that had trampled down the beds he had planted, should run to the gate and hit the cow on the head.

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  • But the once proud and shrewd rulers of France, feeling that their part is played out, are even more bewildered than he, and do not say the words they should have said to destroy him and retain their power.

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  • As always happens in such cases rivalry sprang up as to which should get paid first, and those who like Mitenka held promissory notes given them as presents now became the most exacting of the creditors.

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  • That I should not exist...

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  • That marriage lacked the dual significance it should have had.

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  • "But I should like to know the story which this book tells," said Alfred.

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  • Alex should have been there to see that.

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  • In saying this Natasha was sincere in acknowledging Mary's superiority, but at the same time by saying it she made a demand on Pierre that he should, all the same, prefer her to Mary and to all other women, and that now, especially after having seen many women in Petersburg, he should tell her so afresh.

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  • I should be delighted to own so beautiful a piece of workmanship, but I know I am not worthy.

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  • The establishment of this simple and obvious law should be enough.

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  • He laid out how doctors should conduct themselves professionally, how to record patient records, and even suggested matters of personal hygiene for physicians, right down to their fingernails.

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  • "I should never, never have believed that one could be so happy," she whispered to herself.

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  • "He should pay folks off properly," a thin workingman, with frowning brows and a straggly beard, was saying.

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  • He pretends to fall into a swoon and says senseless things that should have ruined him.

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  • But even suppose blood should flow.

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  • Though with the intimacy now established between the wounded man and Natasha the thought occurred that should he recover their former engagement would be renewed, no one--least of all Natasha and Prince Andrew--spoke of this: the unsettled question of life and death, which hung not only over Bolkonski but over all Russia, shut out all other considerations.

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  • We should have attacked Napoleon in the center or on the right, and the engagement would have taken place on the twenty-fifth, in the position we intended and had fortified.

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  • Learned military authorities quite seriously tell us that Kutuzov should have moved his army to the Kaluga road long before reaching Fili, and that somebody actually submitted such a proposal to him.

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  • Good, that should make this easier.

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  • What should he do?

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  • Those who argue they should not say there is no way for poor countries to compete with mechanized Western farming and the extremely high yields it produces.

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  • Quicker, quicker--and that they should leave me in peace!

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  • I should get rid of this and buy something a little more feminine.

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  • "I should think she would be," agreed Dorothy.

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  • He had not decided what it should mean when he heard the voice of the eldest princess at the door asking whether she might come in.

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  • I thought how strange it was that such precious seeds of truth and wisdom should have fallen among the tares of ignorance and corruption.

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  • Her father objected and said that no child of his should be deprived of his food on any account.

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  • And by bringing variously selected historic units (battles, campaigns, periods of war) into such equations, a series of numbers could be obtained in which certain laws should exist and might be discovered.

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  • He alone during the whole retreat insisted that battles, which were useless then, should not be fought, and that a new war should not be begun nor the frontiers of Russia crossed.

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  • Pierre's way led through side streets to the Povarskoy and from there to the church of St. Nicholas on the Arbat, where he had long before decided that the deed should be done.

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  • He rode silently on his small gray horse, indolently answering suggestions that they should attack.

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  • All his life he had looked over the heads of the men around him, when he should have merely looked in front of him without straining his eyes.

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  • "Sire," he said, with respectful playfulness, "they are only afraid lest Your Majesty, in the goodness of your heart, should allow yourself to be persuaded to make peace.

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  • It is the man who rose to go out, and two young princes contended for the honor of giving him his shoes but at last agreed that each should offer him one.

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  • It is to him that you should have taken the tripod.

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  • Although Miss Sullivan is still rather amused than distressed when some one, even one of her friends, makes mistakes in published articles about her and Miss Keller, still she sees that Miss Keller's book should include all the information that the teacher could at present furnish.

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  • What should one love and what hate?

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  • Why should we give up everything?

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  • The sleeve of his coat kept slipping down and he always carefully rolled it up again with his left hand, as if it were most important that the sinewy white arm he was flourishing should be bare.

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  • The Internet has no central planning agency deciding what new, cool websites should be made.

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  • But why did it not react on Louis XIV or on Louis XV--why should it react just on Louis XVI?

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  • "I should like to learn to do that--oh, ever so much!" he answered.

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  • However painful it may be to me, should the Almighty lay the duties of wife and mother upon me I shall try to perform them as faithfully as I can, without disquieting myself by examining my feelings toward him whom He may give me for husband.

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  • Soon after he was let out to work at haying in a neighboring field, whither he went every day, and would not be back till noon; so he bade me good-day, saying that he doubted if he should see me again.

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  • It no longer seemed strange to them but on the contrary it seemed the only thing that could be done, just as a quarter of an hour before it had not seemed strange to anyone that the wounded should be left behind and the goods carted away but that had seemed the only thing to do.

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  • "Oh, tell that blockhead," he said in reply to the question from the Registrar's Department, "that he should remain to guard his documents.

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  • And on my honor, in spite of the cough I caught there, I should be ready to begin again.

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  • There was a period when intellectuals believed and spoke openly of the idea that the "breeding" of the "unfit" should be limited.

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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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  • Well, if you hadn't told me you were Russian, I should have wagered that you were Parisian!

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  • In their rear, more than a mile from Mikulino where the forest came right up to the road, six Cossacks were posted to report if any fresh columns of French should show themselves.

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  • I am not a man, that I should repay kindness with ingratitude!

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  • But he did forget himself once or twice within a twelvemonth, and then he would go and confess to his wife, and would again promise that this should really be the very last time.

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  • Some columns, supposing they had reached their destination, halted, piled arms, and settled down on the cold ground, but the majority marched all night and arrived at places where they evidently should not have been.

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  • I should have known.

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  • The other girls felt sorry that she should suffer for so small a fault.

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  • "If I had answered your questions differently, I should have told a lie," said Otanes; "and none but cowards tell lies"

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  • Why should we expect that to change?

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  • Here's one you should know after raising dairy goats.

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  • Who would have said that I should be a soldier and a captain of dragoons in the service of Bonaparte, as we used to call him?

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  • Sokolov, one of the soldiers in the shed with Pierre, was dying, and Pierre told the corporal that something should be done about him.

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  • The tactical rule that an army should act in masses when attacking, and in smaller groups in retreat, unconsciously confirms the truth that the strength of an army depends on its spirit.

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  • "Well, you should get some sleep now," said the Cossack.

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  • The old man was living as a convict, submitting as he should and doing no wrong.

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  • There was now within him a judge who by some rule unknown to him decided what should or should not be done.

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  • The first time he had recourse to his new judge was when a French prisoner, a colonel, came to him and, after talking a great deal about his exploits, concluded by making what amounted to a demand that Pierre should give him four thousand francs to send to his wife and children.

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  • When he spoke of the execution he wanted to pass over the horrible details, but Natasha insisted that he should not omit anything.

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  • To solve the question of how freedom and necessity are combined and what constitutes the essence of these two conceptions, the philosophy of history can and should follow a path contrary to that taken by other sciences.

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  • It requires knowing what you should do in a given situation.

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  • When they called for the vessels again, I was green enough to return what bread I had left; but my comrade seized it, and said that I should lay that up for lunch or dinner.

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  • You should dismount, he said.

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  • I should make too good a target for the French, besides I am afraid I should hardly be able to climb onto a horse.

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  • And should your Serene Highness require a man who will not spare his skin, please think of me....

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  • I too should wish nothing but to relive it all from the beginning.

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  • "Mary," said she, "tell me what I should do!

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  • They should be home any minute.

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  • So it was arranged that the boy should travel with a small company of merchants who were going to the same place.

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  • In the offices and shops and at the post office everyone was talking about the army and about the enemy who was already attacking the town, everybody was asking what should be done, and all were trying to calm one another.

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  • That should have been no big surprise, but Carmen would have thought he would welcome the idea of a willing heir.

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  • Should he buy a pretty toy?

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  • TALK SHOULD BE NATURAL AND HAVE FOR ITS OBJECT AN EXCHANGE OF IDEAS.

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  • You should have seen her ecstasy, and how he caught it for having stayed away so long.

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  • Having a baby was something they should be excited about - talking about to others.

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  • I guess I should have told you that.

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  • And as it always happens in contests of cunning that a stupid person gets the better of cleverer ones, Helene--having realized that the main object of all these words and all this trouble was, after converting her to Catholicism, to obtain money from her for Jesuit institutions (as to which she received indications)-before parting with her money insisted that the various operations necessary to free her from her husband should be performed.

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  • I tell you, Papa" (he smote himself on the breast as a general he had heard speaking had done, but Berg did it a trifle late for he should have struck his breast at the words "Russian army"), "I tell you frankly that we, the commanders, far from having to urge the men on or anything of that kind, could hardly restrain those... those... yes, those exploits of antique valor," he went on rapidly.

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  • Oh, they should let that fine fellow Bonaparte loose--he'd knock all this nonsense out of them!

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  • In the first case, if inevitability were possible without freedom we should have reached a definition of inevitability by the laws of inevitability itself, that is, a mere form without content.

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  • I should think the wonderful rhythmical flow of lines and curves could be more subtly felt than seen.

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  • Why, I should have to be a Cicero to talk like a Cicero!...

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  • You should have gone on long ago, now you won't get there till evening.

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  • If the company pollutes, it should bear the cost of that pollution.

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  • "How I should like to meet that wolf," said little Gilbert.

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  • I could not have done it myself, I should not have had the courage, but it's splendid.

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  • "I think that before discussing these questions," Pierre continued, "we should ask the Emperor--most respectfully ask His Majesty--to let us know the number of our troops and the position in which our army and our forces now are, and then..."

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  • Now, is it suitable that Count Kutuzov, the oldest general in Russia, should preside at that tribunal?

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  • They should be doing an ultrasound in a couple of weeks.

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  • If so, maybe they should put one on the payroll.

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  • She should be looking for a replacement vehicle, but having another car in the garage would only be a reminder that there was no one left to drive it.

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  • "Yes, why should we?" said Mr. Speed.

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  • "You should take some rest, your Serene Highness," replied Schneider.

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  • His anger with his wife and anxiety that his name should not be smirched now seemed not merely trivial but even amusing.

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  • Why should you be ashamed?

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  • If you are a wage earner, then you should love machines.

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  • We should totally go to war with them.

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  • And she knew I should notice it.

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  • Boris said a few words to his general, and Count Bennigsen turned to Pierre and proposed that he should ride with him along the line.

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  • That all this should still be, but no me....

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  • The king also wondered why this man, who was his favorite, should be so slighted.

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  • When your country is in danger, you should forget your own safety.

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  • I am not saying if you love digging ditches, you should do something else.

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  • On reaching home Pierre gave orders to Evstafey--his head coachman who knew everything, could do anything, and was known to all Moscow--that he would leave that night for the army at Mozhaysk, and that his saddle horses should be sent there.

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  • In that case we should probably have defended the Shevardino Redoubt--our left flank-- still more obstinately.

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  • For my action to be free it was necessary that it should encounter no obstacles.

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  • Quint knew he should quell the ire that surged up and pounded in his neck.

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  • Still, it was something she should have asked when he first offered her the job.

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  • This scene, in one form or another, should seem familiar.

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  • Clearly, from a "big picture" standpoint, you should stick with the Oreos.

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  • There is some debate as to whether the poor should even try to feed themselves.

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  • You should do something about the problem.

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  • Having said all of that, government should certainly be watched with a suspicious eye, for it could conceivably delay or derail our ascent to the next golden age.

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  • This feeling began to agitate me with a vexing, forward-reaching sense of a lack that should be filled.

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  • How quickly I should lock up all these mighty warriors, and hoary sages, and impossible heroes, who are now almost my only companions; and dance and sing and frolic like other girls!

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  • "But," says one, "you do not mean that the students should go to work with their hands instead of their heads?"

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  • But I see that if I were to live in a wilderness I should again be tempted to become a fisher and hunter in earnest.

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  • "I should like," said the vicomte, "to ask how monsieur explains the 18th Brumaire; was not that an imposture?

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  • Still, as the prince is unwell my advice is that they should go to Moscow.

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  • It is clear that the man who advocates the conclusion of a peace, and that the Minister should command the army, does not love our sovereign and desires the ruin of us all.

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  • The other generals, however, understood it and, leaving aside the question of Moscow, spoke of the direction the army should take in its retreat.

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  • He also ordered that the merchant should come at the same time.

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  • She said her only consolation was the fact that the princess allowed her to share her sorrow, that all the old misunderstandings should sink into nothing but this great grief; that she felt herself blameless in regard to everyone, and that he, from above, saw her affection and gratitude.

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  • They work at jobs they do not like, doing work a machine should be doing.

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  • What then should I say, if I dared complain, I who am deprived of all who are dear to me?

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  • Bennigsen should have advanced into Prussia sooner, then things would have taken a different turn...

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  • That rule says that an attacker should concentrate his forces in order to be stronger than his opponent at the moment of conflict.

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  • I wrote timidly, fearfully, but resolutely, urged on by my teacher, who knew that if I persevered, I should find my mental foothold again and get a grip on my faculties.

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  • It should be said that any double-case watch with the crystal removed serves well enough for a blind person whose touch is sufficiently delicate to feel the position of the hands and not disturb or injure them.

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  • It was very beautiful; but the idle fairies were too much frightened at the mischief their disobedience had caused, to admire the beauty of the forest, and at once tried to hide themselves among the bushes, lest King Frost should come and punish them.

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  • What if in my waking hours a sound should ring through the silent halls of hearing?

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  • It should not be by their architecture, but why not even by their power of abstract thought, that nations should seek to commemorate themselves?

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  • The value of a man is not in his skin, that we should touch him.

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  • Anna Mikhaylovna, in a few words, told her the contents of the letter, on condition that she should tell no one.

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  • But to whom should I say that?

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  • Why should I joke about it?

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  • They should be executed!

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  • Very seldom is that, "I should go to war to force others to my will."

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  • Whether it is the notion of manufacturing meat or having the computer tell you what you should order at the restaurant, you may have cringed and thought, "Man, that's kind of creepy."

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  • Mr. Gilman at first agreed to this; but when my tasks had become somewhat perplexing, he insisted that I was overworked, and that I should remain at his school three years longer.

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  • Why should we knock under and go with the stream?

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  • Why should our life be in any respect provincial?

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  • But why should I raise them?

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  • If I should soon bring this meditation to an end, would another so sweet occasion be likely to offer?

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  • When I meet a government which says to me, "Your money or your life," why should I be in haste to give it my money?

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  • "Why should you be God knows where out of sight, during the battle?" he said, exchanging glances with his young companion.

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  • But I should like to see the right flank.

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  • I should like to start from the Moskva River and ride round the whole position.

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  • But if I were right, I should be rendering a service to my Fatherland for which I am ready to die.

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  • Napoleon had assented and had given orders that news should be brought to him of the effect those batteries produced.

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  • In that reunion of great sovereigns we should have discussed our interests like one family, and have rendered account to the peoples as clerk to master.

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  • I should have demanded the freedom of all navigable rivers for everybody, that the seas should be common to all, and that the great standing armies should be reduced henceforth to mere guards for the sovereigns.

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  • As it was sealed up so it has remained, but Sophia Danilovna gave orders that if anyone should come from you they were to have the books.

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  • What for a long while specially surprised and delighted him were the women, young and healthy, without a dozen officers making up to each of them; women, too, who were pleased and flattered that a passing officer should joke with them.

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  • If I did not know you I should think you did not want what you are asking for.

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  • In such a state of affairs, whatever your ultimate plans may be, the interest of Your Majesty's service demands that the army should be rallied at Smolensk and should first of all be freed from ineffectives, such as dismounted cavalry, unnecessary baggage, and artillery material that is no longer in proportion to the present forces.

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  • In the second case, if freedom were possible without inevitability we should have arrived at unconditioned freedom beyond space, time, and cause, which by the fact of its being unconditioned and unlimited would be nothing, or mere content without form.

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  • Such a pleasant day and evening should have ended with a restful night and happy dreams, but it didn't.

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  • Maybe he should see a doctor.

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  • I'm the one who should be apologizing - for dragging you into this.

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  • As she stared at the caskets she knew she should feel something – should cry.

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  • She should shut the door, but her temper flared.

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  • The rulers of the city met to decide what should be done with the corn.

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  • He did not know whether he should take the right-hand fork or the left-hand.

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  • You need an answer to a basic question: "Where should I go for Italian food?"

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  • If the magnitude and increasing complexity of these creations fails to impress you, the sheer quantity should suffice.

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  • Once someone has something, no one should be able to take it from him or her.

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  • When I left New York the idea had become a fixed purpose; and it was decided that I should go to Cambridge.

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  • It seems strange that my first reading of Shakespeare should have left me so many unpleasant memories.

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  • I did not like to trouble them while I was trying to get money for poor little Tommy, for of course it was more important that he should be educated than that my people should have books to read. 4.

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  • Oh, Carrie, how I should like to speak like other people!

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  • Why should not our furniture be as simple as the Arab's or the Indian's?

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  • Or what if I were to allow--would it not be a singular allowance?--that our furniture should be more complex than the Arab's, in proportion as we are morally and intellectually his superiors!

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  • He should have gone up garret at once.

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  • I should die of happiness!

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  • "I should think so!" he replied.

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  • What is surprising is that they should trouble about these things now when it can no longer be of interest to them.

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  • Natasha asked quickly in a whisper, afraid to move lest she should rouse the dozing baby.

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  • It would seem that having rejected the belief of the ancients in man's subjection to the Deity and in a predetermined aim toward which nations are led, modern history should study not the manifestations of power but the causes that produce it.

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  • They wished to be ready to defend themselves, if the soldiers should try to do them harm.

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  • "Good friend," he said, "if you should find something that we have lost, what would you do with it?"

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  • "He always was rather harsh; and now I should think he's getting very trying," said Prince Andrew, apparently speaking lightly of their father in order to puzzle or test his sister.

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  • And wisdom probably concludes, "I should not apply for this credit card."

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  • Should I press him?

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  • If computers are so popular, perhaps we should consider buying one for the use of our guests.

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  • Before I entered college, however, it was thought best that I should study another year under Mr. Keith.

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  • Before we began the story Miss Sullivan explained to me the things that she knew I should not understand, and as we read on she explained the unfamiliar words.

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  • It is evident that the blind should have a good magazine, not a special magazine for the blind, but one of our best monthlies, printed in embossed letters.

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  • I should like much to see it, and to obtain a few copies if possible.

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  • For my part, I should like to know who in those days did not build them--who were above such trifling.

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  • I heard it proposed lately that two young men should travel together over the world, the one without money, earning his means as he went, before the mast and behind the plow, the other carrying a bill of exchange in his pocket.

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  • You boast of spending a tenth part of your income in charity; maybe you should spend the nine tenths so, and done with it.

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  • All memorable events, I should say, transpire in morning time and in a morning atmosphere.

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  • Why should we live with such hurry and waste of life?

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  • If he should give us an account of the realities he beheld there, we should not recognize the place in his description.

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  • We should be as good as the worthies of antiquity, but partly by first knowing how good they were.

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  • In this country, the village should in some respects take the place of the nobleman of Europe.

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  • If we live in the Nineteenth Century, why should we not enjoy the advantages which the Nineteenth Century offers?

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  • Why should we leave it to Harper & Brothers and Redding & Co. to select our reading?

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  • If we were always, indeed, getting our living, and regulating our lives according to the last and best mode we had learned, we should never be troubled with ennui.

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  • This carload of torn sails is more legible and interesting now than if they should be wrought into paper and printed books.

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  • If it should continue so long as to cause the seeds to rot in the ground and destroy the potatoes in the low lands, it would still be good for the grass on the uplands, and, being good for the grass, it would be good for me.

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  • Men frequently say to me, "I should think you would feel lonesome down there, and want to be nearer to folks, rainy and snowy days and nights especially."

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  • Why should I feel lonely? is not our planet in the Milky Way?

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  • If working every day were not my trade, I could get all the meat I should want by hunting-pigeons, woodchucks, rabbits, partridges--by gosh!

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  • I could get all I should want for a week in one day.

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  • The commander-in-chief made a sign that the men should continue to march at ease, and he and all his suite showed pleasure at the sound of the singing and the sight of the dancing soldier and the gay and smartly marching men.

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  • We have fully concentrated forces of nearly seventy thousand men with which to attack and defeat the enemy should he cross the Lech.

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  • Should he go to headquarters next day and challenge that affected adjutant, or really let the matter drop, was the question that worried him all the way.

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  • By his age he should have belonged to the younger men, but by his wealth and connections he belonged to the groups of old and honored guests, and so he went from one group to another.

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  • And it had to happen that he should come specially to Petersburg while we are here.

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  • He thought that I should kill him.

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  • Why should I kill him?

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  • On returning to France, to the bosom of the great, strong, magnificent, peaceful, and glorious fatherland, I should have proclaimed her frontiers immutable; all future wars purely defensive, all aggrandizement antinational.

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  • To the men of both sides alike, worn out by want of food and rest, it began equally to appear doubtful whether they should continue to slaughter one another; all the faces expressed hesitation, and the question arose in every soul: For what, for whom, must I kill and be killed?...

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  • His wrath, once expended, did not return, and blinking feebly he listened to excuses and self-justifications (Ermolov did not come to see him till the next day) and to the insistence of Bennigsen, Konovnitsyn, and Toll that the movement that had miscarried should be executed next day.

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  • "That's how everything is done with us, all topsy-turvy!" said the Russian officers and generals after the Tarutino battle, letting it be understood that some fool there is doing things all wrong but that we ourselves should not have done so, just as people speak today.

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  • But today she quite forgot that and was hurt that he should be angry with her without any reason, and she felt unhappy.

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  • On reading that letter (she always read her husband's letters) Natasha herself suggested that he should go to Petersburg, though she would feel his absence very acutely.

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  • It was great news and she should have felt relieved.

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  • Well, we should have thrown both men into prison, and the treasure would have been given to the king.

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  • They feared to spare him lest he should report the matter to the king.

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  • He should have just become a steam drill operator!

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  • Regarding disorders and disabilities: We should be able to repair, heal, or replace any part of the body not functioning at the level the person with the disability reasonably wishes it to.

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  • They should be advocating that genetically modified crops be created not because it would result in better looking strawberries, but because GM crops don't require fertilizer or pesticides.

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  • For these reasons and a hundred more, government should be the smallest unit that is economically and politically viable.

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  • When the leaders of nations decide war is the best choice, they should know better.

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  • In fact, virtually everyone should have wondered why he was fighting soldiers from places he couldn't find on a map.

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  • With these powers should come enormous checks and balances on their use.

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  • He told Simonides he was only going to pay him half the fee and if he wanted the other half, he should collect it from Castor and Pollux.

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  • Instead, you have to find small things over which to argue, like whether the capital gains tax should be raised.

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  • I felt so cold, I imagined I should die before morning, and the thought comforted me.

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  • At other times, in the midst of a paragraph I was writing, I said to myself, "Suppose it should be found that all this was written by some one long ago!"

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  • It seems strange to many people that I should be impressed by the wonders and beauties of Niagara.

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  • Mr. Irons, a neighbour of theirs, was a good Latin scholar; it was arranged that I should study under him.

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  • Mr. Gilman had agreed that that year I should study mathematics principally.

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  • In the wonderland of Mind I should be as free as another.

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  • One of them is the precious science of patience, which teaches us that we should take our education as we would take a walk in the country, leisurely, our minds hospitably open to impressions of every sort.

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  • I should be willing to work night and day if it could only be accomplished.

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  • But somehow, I should prefer to see the originals in the place where Genius meant them to remain, not only as a hymn of praise to the gods, but also as a monument of the glory of Greece.

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  • Consequently, I did not do so well as I should have done, if Teacher had been allowed to read the Algebra and Geometry to me.

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  • Moreover, Miss Sullivan does not see why Miss Keller should be subjected to the investigation of the scientist, and has not herself made many experiments.

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  • Why should I treat these questions differently?

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  • What would happen, do you think, if some one should try to measure our intelligence by our ability to define the commonest words we use?

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  • Of course, she hung her stocking--two of them lest Santa Claus should forget one, and she lay awake for a long time and got up two or three times to see if anything had happened.

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  • She is not conscious of any reason why she should be awkward; consequently, her movements are free and graceful.

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  • She could not keep back her tears, and the chief cause of her pain seemed to be the fear lest people should doubt her truthfulness.

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  • Writing for other people, she should in many cases be true to outer fact rather than to her own experience.

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  • I should not talk so much about myself if there were anybody else whom I knew as well.

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  • Why should they eat their sixty acres, when man is condemned to eat only his peck of dirt?

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  • Why should they begin digging their graves as soon as they are born?

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  • Most behave as if they believed that their prospects for life would be ruined if they should do it.

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  • By the blushes of Aurora and the music of Memnon, what should be man's morning work in this world?

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  • I have tried trade but I found that it would take ten years to get under way in that, and that then I should probably be on my way to the devil.

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  • It is not necessary that a man should earn his living by the sweat of his brow, unless he sweats easier than I do.

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  • One man proposed a book in which visitors should write their names, as at the White Mountains; but, alas!

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  • But sometimes it was a really noble and inspiring strain that reached these woods, and the trumpet that sings of fame, and I felt as if I could spit a Mexican with a good relish--for why should we always stand for trifles?--and looked round for a woodchuck or a skunk to exercise my chivalry upon.

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  • Should not every apartment in which man dwells be lofty enough to create some obscurity overhead, where flickering shadows may play at evening about the rafters?

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  • There are a few who remember his little patch among the walnuts, which he let grow up till he should be old and need them; but a younger and whiter speculator got them at last.

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  • "Yes, if having obtained power, without availing himself of it to commit murder he had restored it to the rightful king, I should have called him a great man," remarked the vicomte.

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  • If it were a war for freedom I could understand it and should be the first to enter the army; but to help England and Austria against the greatest man in the world is not right.

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  • "Nicholas is going away in a week's time, his... papers... have come... he told me himself... but still I should not cry," and she showed a paper she held in her hand--with the verses Nicholas had written, "still, I should not cry, but you can't... no one can understand... what a soul he has!"

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  • The count," pointing to his portrait, "definitely demanded that he should be called."

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  • You should have seen the state of the mothers, wives, and children of the men who were going and should have heard the sobs.

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  • We should enter into everyone's situation.

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  • The prince gave orders that no one should leave his post.

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  • The general shouted a demand that the cavalry should be halted, the Austrian argued that not he, but the higher command, was to blame.

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  • He might... not only might but should, have gone up to the sovereign.

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  • You should not think so.

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  • But at that moment Berg came to Pierre and began insisting that he should take part in an argument between the general and the colonel on the affairs in Spain.

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  • "Natalya Ilynichna," Pierre began, dropping his eyes with a feeling of pity for her and loathing for the thing he had to do, "whether it is true or not should make no difference to you, because..."

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  • No... Why should it be?

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  • What sort of warrior should I make?

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  • He hopes we should be in time to get away tomorrow, but I think it would now be better to stay here, said Mademoiselle Bourienne.

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  • How should the past life of nations and of humanity be regarded--as the result of the free, or as the result of the constrained, activity of man?

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  • I should have shown it to you in private - prepared you for it.

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  • He wished to teach you that no man should feel himself too fine to carry his own packages.

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  • It was the wish of his father and mother that every day of his life should be a day of perfect happiness.

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  • The machine should start looking for correlations we would not expect.

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  • "Teach me what I should do, how to live my life, how I may grow good forever, forever!" she pleaded.

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  • There was no reason Alex shouldn't tell his father.

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  • She shouldn't have encouraged Alex to come down here.

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  • If Alex felt the need to protect her from Gerald, maybe she shouldn't be dancing with him.

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  • Maybe I shouldn't have said anything right there...

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  • Alex didn't like any kind of discord, which generally meant that she shouldn't contest anything he said or did.

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  • I shouldn't have talked to you that way.

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  • I shouldn't have said anything.

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  • Oh my, you shouldn't be inside the tent with her.

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  • It shouldn't be any surprise, since that was what suffered when he had been troubled in the past.

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  • Just because it upsets me doesn't mean I don't want to know - or that you shouldn't tell me.

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  • You shouldn't have to go through this alone.

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  • It shouldn't make any difference if he's adopted.

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  • What was down that path that no one wanted to talk about, and why did Giddon insist that his houseguest should not wander around alone?

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  • Why do I get the feeling it's the bears that should be concerned?

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  • "It doesn't appear to be broken," he concluded in a monotone, "But we should take you to a doctor, just to be sure."

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  • There, that should hold you.

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  • By the next day she was ready to resume her normal activities, but Sarah insisted it was Saturday and she should take some time to enjoy herself.

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  • I should have stayed out of it.

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  • I should have called.

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  • Anything else she divulged should go to Howard, not Connie.

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  • You should have seen Allen's face.

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  • Maybe she should have told Len about the exchange.

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  • Well I'm not sorry, and I don't know why you should be.

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  • Why shouldn't it have happened?

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  • Maybe she shouldn't go back to the Giddon home.

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  • If her pulse were any indication, she should be happy – and cautious.

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  • Maybe you should come home.

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  • Well, maybe you should be - a little, anyway.

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  • Maybe she should be, at that.

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  • You should join me sometime.

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  • Maybe she should pack her things tomorrow, and leave.

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  • Surely he should have known she would get suspicious.

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  • She should have listened then.

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  • I should have known how you felt about him.

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  • According to my mother, I should be married by now.

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  • Maybe she should accept a few dates now and then.

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  • Brandon should have told them, and when they finally made it to the barn, she said as much.

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  • Still, don't you think we should get to know each other a little better?

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  • We should be congratulating them.

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  • I guess I should stay here and study as well, but...

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  • I didn't say you shouldn't go.

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  • They should have waited until after school was out, like she had suggested.

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  • I should have gone this morning, like I planned.

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  • Maybe you should let me drive.

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  • It should be done now, but... maybe an hour?

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  • Should she hug them?

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  • The only thing he had to say to me was that I should get you or Julia to pick me up.

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  • You should have stayed there with him, Adrienne.

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  • She should have been there for him.

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  • Why should she leave it now?

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  • Why should she give Brandon the chance to reject her again?

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  • Kids think their parents should work two jobs to pay for their college education.

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  • You shouldn't change your goals simply because they don't fit into someone else's plans.

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  • In no place does it say a woman shouldn't wear pants.

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  • Not in so many words, but it says women shouldn't dress in men's clothing.

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  • She ignored his implication that women should be punished like children.

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  • Cassie, a woman as good looking as you should be used to saying no.

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  • Davis should know such needless defense was embarrassing for her.

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  • She should have accepted the rabbits.

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  • Why should she care – and what did he have to gain by all this attention?

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  • Funny you should mention that.

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  • Did you see something today that we should know about, Bordeaux?

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  • I guess I should say thanks.

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  • That's nice of you, but there should be more to a marriage than convenience.

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  • Marriage should be based on trust, and I'll never trust a man.

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  • She shouldn't have blamed him last night.

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  • It shouldn't be hard to dig in this sand.

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  • Dad shouldn't have dragged you into this.

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  • Indeed, why should anyone feel sorry for her?

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  • She should push him away... yet she did nothing.

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  • I should have known better.

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  • Neither do I - and we should.

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  • Of all people, surely Darcie should realize why.

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  • Cassie, your father should be the one to tell you this, but since you're not likely to give him the chance, I'll tell you.

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  • Chasing after eight or ten kids should keep her busy.

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  • On the positive side, at that rate their conversation should be over by five minutes after nine.

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  • I guess I should go to college and make something of myself.

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  • She glanced around the kitchen, knowing she should familiarize herself before breakfast, but feeling uncomfortable about exploring so soon after her arrival.

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  • Such beautiful things should be displayed in the rooms downstairs.

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  • One thing you should know.

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  • Should she ask him about putting them up?

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  • I suppose I should modernize it, though.

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  • No, that should be plenty of time.

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  • If I want to sunbathe, I should buy appropriate clothing.

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  • Should she walk away from this job?

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  • Should we bandage it?

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  • I shouldn't let her get to me that way.

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  • No, why should it?

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  • But they shouldn't be doing this.

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  • It shouldn't have - and it never would again.

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  • It shouldn't make any difference, but it did.

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  • Was he hinting that she should give more attention to the exterior of the house?

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  • It's just that I should be doing this.

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  • You shouldn't be cooped up with a sour old man every evening.

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  • I should have thought about it before, but it's never too late to stop doing something you know is wrong.

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  • People should get married because they want to spend the rest of their lives together, not because they've already shared a few nights.

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  • I shouldn't have come out here.

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  • I shouldn't have flirted with him.

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  • But after the first time, I should have known.

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  • You're the one who told me I shouldn't come out here in the first place.

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  • But don't you think you should tell Russ?

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  • Cade should accept the responsibility of his actions as well.

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  • The baby was half his and he should be sharing equally in its financial needs.

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  • Thought you should know.

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  • I knew I was losing control and I should have stopped then.

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  • I should have moved away, but I couldn't stand to leave the ranch.

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  • Is there some history I should know about?

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  • Why should I remember a 'Get out of Jail Free' card and not recognize my own mother, or a picture of my father or sister; or this bratty cousin?

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  • Maybe I should go down and apologize.

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  • What should I do?

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  • Quinn thinks I should mind my own business.

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  • I was conflicted; should I support the love of my life or be more pragmatic?

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  • It should be Howie's choice if he wants to take this matter forward.

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  • He should try and remember every detail he sees.

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  • "Maybe I should have downed a little booze to relax me," he said as he turned away toward the wall.

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  • You should let him take a decent nap in our room and drop this silly business.

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