Why Sentence Examples

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  • Why would she want to do that?

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  • Why does the rain fall?

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  • Why is the sky so blue?

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  • What have you two been arguing about, and why did you kiss your brother like that?

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  • Why would you want a record of this?

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  • Why should we expect that to change?

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  • Why would she do that?

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  • Why don't you put her on the bed in their room?

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  • Then why was it so difficult to forgive him?

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  • Why do you want to cover yourself so much?

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  • Why didn't you come in?

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  • Why are you disappointed in me?

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  • She was beginning to see why Alex wasn't impressed with Señor Medena.

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  • Why do you take up a handful of dirt?

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  • If the bell rings, why should we run?

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  • Why are you always blaming me?

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  • Why did you do all this?

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  • Why should we bother?

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  • So why did she feel so threatened?

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  • I don't know why he is so secretive.

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  • Maybe that was why he was the first to notice when she developed a fever.

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  • Why are you so bad?

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  • But tell me why you so deliberately broke the rule against whispering.

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  • Why should we give up everything?

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  • Why do his legs tremble under him as he walks, leaning upon a stick?

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  • Why would he want me down here?

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  • In fact, maybe that was why Dulce didn't come to breakfast.

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  • Alex, why were you with Tessa all evening?

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  • I always wondered if that was why Mom and Dad split up for a while - because Mom was used to a different lifestyle and social circle.

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  • Tell the wise man why you bring it, and repeat to him the words of the oracle.

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  • Why don't you want to go?

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  • Why don't we go out for supper tonight - just us and the kids?

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  • And why didn't he introduce her?

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  • Why not check it out?

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  • Why did he hide the fact that his first love would be here tonight?

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  • If you want something different, why don't you trade them in on something else?

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  • Why hadn't it occurred to her that Jonathan might feel he was being replaced?

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  • There is no reason, that I can see, why they may not exist in the waters of this strange country.

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  • I can see why Alex fell so hard for you.

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  • Why are they running?

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  • If his family had lived in the United States for centuries, why didn't they learn to speak proper English?

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  • Why didn't you tell me Dulce was giving you a hard time?

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  • Why do all of this?

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  • I have long wanted to ask you, Andrew, why you have changed so to me?

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  • I think that's why Alex feels the way he does about money.

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  • They say she has a family of young wolves up there; and that is why she kills so many lambs.

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  • Why does he have that pain?

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  • Have you any idea why he went to Petersburg?

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  • Why did you do it?

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  • Why would he do that?

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  • Maybe that was why he was so upset.

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  • Why didn't you say something before you left?

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  • Why did they have to sneak around?

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  • Why wouldn't he notice?

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  • Why was he here?

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  • That was why the people were so glad to see you, and why they thought from your initials that you were their rightful ruler.

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  • Why are there fewer traffic jams in one certain city than in any other of its size?

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  • And that is why, if we are to use the Internet and technology to end ignorance, we still need people like Jim Haynes.

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  • That is why I cannot see God.

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  • Why does she come prowling here?

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  • Why put it off?

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  • Why don't we just get married?

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  • If so, why didn't he simply voice his objection?

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  • That's why I always wind up in places like this.

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  • Then why are you crying?

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  • Why has fate given you two such splendid children?

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  • Why does she bother me?

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  • Tell me, for God's sake, what will Russia, our mother Russia, say to our being so frightened, and why are we abandoning our good and gallant Fatherland to such rabble and implanting feelings of hatred and shame in all our subjects?

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  • Princess Mary did not understand what he wanted of her or why he was asking to be discharged.

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  • Why hadn't they tried it before?

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  • I wonder why they chose this spot.

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  • Is that why you want to take me up there - to show your mother how ridiculous the thought of any hanky panky is?

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

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  • Why did you bring me away?

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  • That's why I sent Mertz.

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  • Why Michael wasn't following her like all the other guys was beyond Adrienne's comprehension.

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  • So why was she in his car?

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  • And why was she so eager to meet his parents?

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  • I can't imagine why he didn't tell us his friend was a pretty girl.

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  • So why didn't you bring up the other two?

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  • Why do you think?

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

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  • Why did you ask me?

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  • Why had he hidden them - and why had he decided to reveal them?

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  • She imagined all kinds of reasons why he wouldn't want her to go - none of them good.

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  • If she doesn't have custody, then why go through all this?

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  • Why do you not take my offer?

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  • It was something her parents never understood... which was probably why they moved to Fayetteville.

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  • It was hard to picture him involved with anything illegal... but why?

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  • Why had he come to this house, and how did he know the way?

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  • Thanks, now why don't you get dressed and we'll go out to dinner and a movie or something.

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  • Why don't you share it?

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  • Why didn't Howard call for help?

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  • I don't know why I kissed her.

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  • Why don't you go out with him?

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  • Why don't I take you out to get something to eat?

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  • Why hadn't they noticed it was getting so much colder?

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  • Yeah. Why don't we go up and show it to Mom and Dad today?

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  • Why is everyone in such a hurry?

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  • So, that's why you've been shutting me out.

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  • Why get in a rush to ruin your trip?

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  • But if they don't want our food, why would they follow us?

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  • Why don't I pack a lunch so we can go down to the pond for a picnic?

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  • Why had they allowed themselves to completely lose control?

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  • Why did your mother tie your tails?

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  • Why do people in certain areas stay in school longer than those in other areas?

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  • Why does the dear Father in heaven think it best for us to have very great sorrow sometimes?

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  • But why did they not blow up the bridge, if it was mined?

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  • Why didn't you mention it, Prince?

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  • Why is he cross with me?

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  • Looking into that semi-sweet chocolate gaze, it was easy to understand why Dulce lost her composure.

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  • But why didn't you say something to me about all of this before now?

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  • But then, if Tessa didn't marry him, why didn't Dulce tell him about the baby?

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  • That's why I didn't tell you.

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  • I don't know why she didn't ask for it before - or why she didn't tell me about the baby.

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  • Why would you think I was talking about Dulce?

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  • Why don't you go take a warm shower and I'll have a hot meal ready by the time you're done.

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  • Why didn't you tell me?

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  • Now I understand why you were crying.

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  • Why would he call me?

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  • I wondered why you asked me to look for it.

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  • And why did you say that?

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  • Why did he bring her here?

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  • That's why! a voice whispered in Princess Mary's soul.

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  • Why is it good when you adopt a baby that isn't yours, but bad if it's yours and you don't give birth to it?

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  • Was that why Alex didn't want to talk to her about it?

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  • Then he turned away and rubbed the back of his neck in that way he did when he knew he was wrong but wasn't sure why.

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  • If not, why had he gone - left her alone for two weeks?

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  • If you mention his name to Alex, you'll find out why she feels that way.

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  • I don't know why you guys don't go out to dinner more.

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  • He said he would be gone for two days, but didn't say why he was going.

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  • I mean, why are you going?

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  • So why was she looking for more?

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  • Maybe that was why his response lacked the usual mocking humor.

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  • It would do no good to ask him why.

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  • She caught him watching her several times, obviously wondering why she was so quiet.

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  • Evidently. I'm wondering why you don't enlist help.

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

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  • Why don't we all make another trip to Texas?

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  • Why would she hide him from me all this time and suddenly ask for a fortune?

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  • Ultimately she would forgive him, so why not start now?

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  • She said he had kicked her out, but refused to say why.

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  • This is why Dulce argues with you.

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  • If they wanted what he and Carmen had, why didn't they go out and find it?

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  • So why did you think she was out of your league?

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  • Why, because he is the son of a prominent family doctor?

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  • Why don't you get a wet cloth, Miss Spencer?

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  • Her groggy mind wondered why they were there and why she was in the hospital – and then she fell asleep again.

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  • Why did you tell Howard about the books?

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  • Why would he suspect Howard?

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  • Maybe he knew something and that was why he picked up Connie that night.

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  • Why would his mother insist that she stay?

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  • Why weren't you with them?

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  • Why don't you try calling your family again?

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  • Lisa had no trouble understanding why she seldom had company.

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  • Why hadn't she realized what wonderful parents she had while they were still alive?

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  • Why don't you call your parents?

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  • And why had he chosen her?

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

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  • Why, she couldn't say.

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  • I don't know, why don't you ask him?

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  • Lisa hesitated, afraid of blundering further, but why did he need a sitter when his mother lived in the house?

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  • Why was he so unwilling to discuss the situation?

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  • If he doesn't have a job, why doesn't he take care of his daughter?

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  • Why were you trying to call him?

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  • Why was he so concerned?

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  • If it was so dangerous out there in the woods, why did Giddon feel so safe?

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  • But why wouldn't he want her to see the barn, and why would he build it so far from the house?

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  • If you feel that way, why did you come all the way out here to see me?

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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 else would he be so concerned about her excursions in the woods?

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  • Was that why Giddon had been so angry?

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  • We both know why you're here.

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

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  • In fact, why don't you take her to the doctor?

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  • Why crush his ego?

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  • That's why I wanted you to look for me.

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  • Then why did he live so far away from everything?

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  • A little, why don't we go in and I'll make us some coffee?

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  • Why not dispense with all the formalities?

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  • I can't imagine why you chose Allen instead.

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  • Lisa dropped her pad and pencil on the couch and crossed the room, wondering who might be calling her on his telephone and why Yancey was screening her calls.

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  • Do you know why he'd do that?

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  • Here, why don't you sit down on this chair while I look you over and ask a few questions.

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  • But you said... why would you change your name?

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  • I can see why you wanted to keep this a secret.

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  • Anyway, if it's company you want, why not take Julia or Rachel?

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  • That was probably why Bordeaux had instructed each of them to take a separate direction.

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  • They've got mules to eat now, why would they want to follow us?

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  • If they left the reservation because they were hungry, why would they be out here?

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  • So why don't we get married while we're there?

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  • Why on earth would anyone feel sorry for you?

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  • Why would Dad pay him to find her?

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  • Why hadn't she thought of that?

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  • Why would that be the case?

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  • Where and why are you going, when you might remain here?

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  • Why didn't I enter the room? she thought.

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

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  • Why is it so difficult for you to believe I love him when you love him so much?

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  • Why did he come?

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  • Why lie when she made it so easy for him to avoid talking about it at all?

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  • Why don't you go take a nice warm shower?

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  • Then why are you suddenly in need of a sitter?

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  • If Sarah suspected that she already knew what was going on and looked the other way, why not welcome her into the family?

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  • Why don't you protect those fantastic legs with some jeans and I'll take you to explore the woods.

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  • Why the sudden desire to get out of the house?

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  • More important, why hadn't Connie responded to her letter?

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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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  • Why don't you sit down and finish your breakfast.

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

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  • Why would Yancey be meeting with Allen?

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  • So why did you stop?

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  • That's why you don't wander in the woods, isn't it?

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  • Why were the police tight lipped about him?

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  • Why did you hide it from me?

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  • You don't know why you hid it, or you don't know if you're afraid of me?

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  • Why are you trying to get away from me, Litha?

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  • Why don't we all eat out on the patio?

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  • She lifted her head to ask him why Allen was asking questions about Yancey.

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  • So why had he really hired Allen?

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  • Do you know why he was spying on you?

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

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  • Why don't you come down to the station and file a report.

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  • I don't know why I'm so tired.

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

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  • So that was why he was glaring at her at the dance.

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  • So that was why he was so attentive.

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  • Is that why you're leaving?

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  • Oh, I can understand why you would want to deceive people, I just don't understand how you can involve your family in such a thing – especially Tammy!

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  • So that's why you were looking me up and down the day we met.

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  • Well, yes I do, but I don't know why I gave in to temptation at a time like that.

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

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

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  • Howard said That's why I hired Mertz.

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  • That's why you're so tired all the time.

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  • Why was she letting it bother her anyway?

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  • Why was it suddenly so important to be attractive?

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  • Why Julie, I do believe you're jealous!

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  • That's why he can't leave that ranch.

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  • Otherwise, why would he have gone to college?

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  • Why did she need to prove to anyone, least of all herself, that she was right in breaking off the relationship?

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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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  • Why go through all that pain again, when she had almost succeeded in putting him in the past - almost, but not quite.

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  • She was beginning to get an inkling why the job was still open.

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  • That's why I'm here, I guess.

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  • Why Pete hired you instead of a man, I'll never understand.

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  • Of all things, why did he have to bring that up?

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  • Anyway, why do men have to act on every idea that crosses their mind?

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  • That was why Pete chose the route - less risk of being robbed.

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  • It wasn't as if that was the most important part, so why did it hurt the most?

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  • Why did he have to make everything an issue?

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  • Why weren't his lips swollen and cracking?

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  • Why did he avoid answering her question?

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  • Of course, why wouldn't he think so?

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  • That's why I left.

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  • If he had come out here to get the girl, why had he sent the dress and the flower?

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  • But if Bordeaux wasn't a Mormon, why would he propose to two women in one day?

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  • If you felt that way, why did you keep making the trips?

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  • Of all people, surely Darcie should realize why.

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  • Why would they be jealous?

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  • Maybe the presence of the other two women was why Darcie was so quiet.

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  • Why did every thought train follow the tracks to Bordeaux?

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  • Why had it never occurred to her that the twins might not want to go with her?

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  • Why didn't you tell me instead of trying to trick me?

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  • So why did you propose marriage, or was that part of your plan to get the ranch?

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  • I don't know why not.

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  • Obviously. Now tell me why.

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  • I'm still not sure why they did - maybe because they had recently lost a lot of their own people.

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  • That would explain why he couldn't be found.

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  • Why didn't you just say so in the first place?

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  • Why didn't you tell me everything from the beginning?

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  • Why they found it so amusing that Mr. Cade was a recluse evaded her comprehension.

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  • Why was she revealing her private affairs to this stranger?

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  • Is that why you don't date?

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  • Why had Cade singled her out for the job?

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  • Why had he suddenly decided he needed a maid - or was it sudden?

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  • She stared into the flames, wondering why none of the windows had curtains, and why so many things were left to gather dust in the attic.

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  • Why didn't he do something about this cold house?

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  • Why didn't you say you were tired?

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  • That's why the other ranchers want to kill off the wolf?

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  • Why did he do that every time he disagreed with her?

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  • Why that was so important to him, she wasn't sure, and he never explained.

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  • Then why were you flirting with him?

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  • Why didn't his mother see the beauty of the ranch?

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  • Why couldn't she stop thinking of him that way?

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  • I never did understand why Dad married her.

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  • So that was why Cade felt responsible for his mothers' death.

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  • Why doesn't he get the proper equipment and run it like a modern ranch?

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  • Why is it virtuous for a woman to practice chastity, and ludicrous for a man?

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  • You defend him because you work for him and you're a loyal employee, but I'll bet you've wondered why he's so unresponsive.

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  • Why couldn't he have confronted Claudette, instead of acting like a beast?

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  • Then why were you so rough?

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  • Why was it so hard to joke with him without flirting?

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  • Why don't you let me go in and get it for you?

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  • Oh. Well, why don't you go with me then?

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  • Why didn't you tell me you were sick?

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  • Why would he be upset with Mary for paying them a visit?

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  • Why didn't he simply say he wanted to go see Mary?

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  • Why did you go running off like that?

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  • Why don't you curl up on the couch and get your bare feet off this cold floor?

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  • Maybe that was why Mary seemed so concerned that she would become romantically involved with Cade.

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  • She knew that at the time, so why had she pushed reason aside?

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  • Was that why he was so remorseful?

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  • Why don't we go out for pizza tonight?

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  • Why don't you go in by yourself?

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  • If he wanted to see Mary, why did he have to drag her along?

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  • If you want to visit Mary, why don't you go see her?

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  • If you're not fighting, why don't you go see her?

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  • Why don't you go on alone?

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  • Why did he try so hard to cover his feelings?

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  • Over supper they talked of the expected foal, the ranch, and everything but why they hadn't talked much for the last four days.

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  • Why did you lie for that bitch?

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  • In fact, why didn't you tell me?

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  • Then why are you upset?

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  • Why was his night rough?

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  • Why are you on earth?

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  • It's why they do what they do, to protect humanity from that fate.

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  • In hindsight, he wondered how he'd ever been fooled or why he'd settle for Claire when there was someone like Sofia out there, who'd love him for him and not for his title.

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  • Why did you have to do that?

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  • Why do I need signs if I'm running unopposed?

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  • Both were talking and listening too eagerly and too naturally, which was why Anna Pavlovna disapproved.

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  • I can't think why his nieces put it off.

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  • Then it would suddenly seem to him that it was not she but he was so unusually beautiful, and that that was why they all looked so at him, and flattered by this general admiration he would expand his chest, raise his head, and rejoice at his good fortune.

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  • Folks,' she says, 'are all gone, so why,' she says, 'don't we go?'

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  • Why shouldn't you go away, your excellency?

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  • But why didn't you tell me, Dronushka?

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  • She did not understand why he spoke with such admiration and delight of the farming of the thrifty and well- to-do peasant Matthew Ermishin, who with his family had carted corn all night; or of the fact that his (Nicholas') sheaves were already stacked before anyone else had his harvest in.

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  • Why, whatever is the matter, my dearest?

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  • She is one that hath not; why, I don't know.

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  • The historians of culture are quite consistent in regard to their progenitors, the writers of universal histories, for if historical events may be explained by the fact that certain persons treated one another in such and such ways, why not explain them by the fact that such and such people wrote such and such books?

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  • Why was Napoleon III a criminal when he was taken prisoner at Boulogne, and why, later on, were those criminals whom he arrested?

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  • It is the reason why the life and activity of people who lived centuries ago and are connected with me in time cannot seem to me as free as the life of a contemporary, the consequences of which are still unknown to me.

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  • So that's why you acted so cool for a while.

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  • And why did that ignorant cop pull me over in Alabama?

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  • Why else would he go public?

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  • Why don't you call Brennan when we get to the office and see what he thinks about the mystical Mr. Youngblood?

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  • When asked why he now went public with his so-called gift, he replied he was establishing a business to locate missing children.

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  • Why would the second guy put himself at such risk?

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  • Why drive down there?

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  • I'm not sure why.

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  • That's why I'm surprised he let me talk to you.

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  • That's why Julie is so good for me.

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  • I don't mean to pry, Howie, but can you tell me why she's estranged from her family and what are the complications she mentions?

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  • I'm not sure why I assigned the tipster to the female sex.

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  • Why, I'd use a pay phone and one not too close by!

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  • Why did you call?

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