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would Sentence Examples

  • Would you like to read his speech?

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  • How long would these mind games go on?

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  • That would be the best way.

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  • His father hoped that Daniel would grow up to be a wise and famous man.

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  • He was in trouble because his scholars would not study.

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  • That this democratization of information and opinion would lead to vigorous debate and encourage a young monk to question the church?

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  • Would you like it again?

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  • Daniel and his father would ride there on horseback.

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  • Maybe he thought she would change her mind, but it wasn't going to happen.

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  • One would argue that energy costs will remain high.

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  • This would be the only attempt they would make.

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  • But I would like very much a blue hair-ribbon.

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  • If I had remembered this it would have prevented some mistakes.

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  • Lavater would have said I lack the bump of paternity.

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  • Some would have smiled, if they had dared.

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  • "I would rather live alone on a desert island than be a sailor on this ship," he said.

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  • For if the boy had been as well painted as the cherries, the birds would have been afraid to come near him.

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  • This might be the most difficult decision she would ever make.

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  • Then I would imitate the acts of cutting the slices and buttering them.

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  • But still they would whisper, and he could not prevent it.

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  • But every now and then there would be a little difference.

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  • Would such a gentle animal be guilty of eating a fellow creature?

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  • "No," returned Dorothy, stoutly, "it won't do to go back, for then we would never get home.

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  • We would get on our toboggan, a boy would give us a shove, and off we went!

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  • Plunging through drifts, leaping hollows, swooping down upon the lake, we would shoot across its gleaming surface to the opposite bank.

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  • My car won’t start. Would you take a look at the engine?

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  • There would be no selective reduction.

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  • I would love to come to your party! Thank you for inviting me.

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  • Oh, mother, I would like to know everything.

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  • Friends tried to discourage this tendency, fearing lest it would lead to disappointment.

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  • What would you like to do for your birthday?

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  • "The individual notion of each person includes once for all what is to befall it, world without end," and "it would not have been our Adam but another, if he had had other events."

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  • "And that would be splendid," said Pierre.

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  • So, how much in taxes would you be willing to pay?

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  • I resolved that I, too, would learn to speak.

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  • "Good night, Lise," said he, rising and courteously kissing her hand as he would have done to a stranger.

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  • I just thought it would be fun for the man to tell the wife this for once.

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  • "Perhaps," said Dorothy, "if you untied him, he would go."

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  • He was not going very fast, but on his flanks specks of foam began to appear and at times he would tremble like a leaf.

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  • It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if they were divested of their clothes.

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  • But that's because I would be sharing the experience with another human being, and human beings form connections with other human beings.

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  • Then again he would spend a night in the dining room.

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  • The boys looked at her and wondered if the master would really be as good as his word.

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  • "I only said that it would be more to the purpose to make sacrifices when we know what is needed!" said he, trying to be heard above the other voices.

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  • She and Dad would have loved Alex.

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  • My thoughts would often rise and beat up like birds against the wind, and I persisted in using my lips and voice.

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  • But that one word expressed an entreaty, a threat, and above all conviction that she would herself regret her words.

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  • Oh, that this toil might end and you would release me! thought he.

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  • I would rather go now before it gets too dark.

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  • What would it have cost him to hold out for another two days?

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  • "I knew you would be here," replied Pierre.

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  • And you would be right.

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  • And if your productivity fell, then your salary would fall as well.

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  • How would you like to live with me, Giotto?

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  • He would do many more before the war was over.

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  • He left in order not to obstruct the commander-in-chief's undivided control of the army, and hoping that more decisive action would then be taken, but the command of the armies became still more confused and enfeebled.

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  • He would soon become a captain and then perhaps a great admiral.

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  • And so the fun went on until the clock showed that it lacked only ten minutes till school would be dismissed.

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  • Maybe not, but it would have made a difference if I had known how you felt.

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  • He was afraid it would take him a long time to recover from the accident.

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  • Such a race would not be fair.

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  • I imagine it would taste mighty good.

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  • People overwhelmingly believed the future would be better, and they were right!

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  • No student of history would argue this point, regardless of his or her politics.

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  • If your job numbs your mind by day, why would anyone expect it to instantly come to life at night?

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  • One day he would order his camp bed to be set up in the glass gallery, another day he remained on the couch or on the lounge chair in the drawing room and dozed there without undressing, while--instead of Mademoiselle Bourienne--a serf boy read to him.

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  • If these two advances could be combined, we would have a supply of solar energy that was cheap, abundant, and environmentally benign.

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  • Lucky you jumped aside, or it would have wiped you out!

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  • Tell them it would be foolish for me to eat the piglet, because I had sense enough to know it would raise a row if I did.

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  • A good book would sometimes cost as much as a good house.

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  • And that that same technology would allow his questions to be spread across Europe, thereby igniting the Protestant Reformation?

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

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  • Having heard that Count Mamonov was furnishing a regiment, Bezukhov at once informed Rostopchin that he would give a thousand men and their maintenance.

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  • He would not take it.

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  • You would set all Russia against you and every one of us would feel ashamed to wear the uniform.

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  • The theory was that life in the workhouse had to be worse than life outside the workhouse, otherwise it would be overrun with the poor.

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

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  • I told them his election as chief of the militia would not please the Emperor.

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  • The lanterns were beginning to grow dim, and the Wizard poured the remaining oil from one into the other, so that the one light would last longer.

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  • Without his help they would soon be beaten.

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  • What would that look like?

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  • Even in the days before my teacher came, I used to feel along the square stiff boxwood hedges, and, guided by the sense of smell would find the first violets and lilies.

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  • He led the great king to his palace and begged that he would dine with him.

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  • It wasn't something she would normally do - buying clothes specifically for a trip.

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  • It is altogether possible that many people would want to have conversations with their dogs mainly because they regard their dogs as sentient.

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  • Seeing that his trap would not be able to move on for some time, Alpatych got down and turned into the side street to look at the fire.

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  • He decided that he would rather wash himself with water in the barn.

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  • With fifteen thousand men I held the enemy at bay for thirty-five hours and beat him; but he would not hold out even for fourteen hours.

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  • That would be like the price of a Mercedes falling from $50,000 to a nickel.

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  • The second would be to argue that the cost of materials to build the Mercedes won't fall by a thousandfold.

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  • I, for my part, begged him personally most urgently and finally wrote him, but nothing would induce him to consent.

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  • They would have had to retire of their own accord, for they had no water for men or horses.

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  • Consider that on our retreat we have lost by fatigue and left in the hospital more than fifteen thousand men, and had we attacked this would not have happened.

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  • In Helene's circle the war in general was regarded as a series of formal demonstrations which would very soon end in peace, and the view prevailed expressed by Bilibin--who now in Petersburg was quite at home in Helene's house, which every clever man was obliged to visit--that not by gunpowder but by those who invented it would matters be settled.

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  • One of the visitors, usually spoken of as "a man of great merit," having described how he had that day seen Kutuzov, the newly chosen chief of the Petersburg militia, presiding over the enrollment of recruits at the Treasury, cautiously ventured to suggest that Kutuzov would be the man to satisfy all requirements.

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  • They knew that the master would be as good as his word.

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  • How many people do you suppose would like that?

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  • How would it affect the world for everyone's buying power to increase a hundredfold?

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  • The thought was that the overseer, being local, would be able to separate the lazy from the truly needy.

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  • De Tocqueville would be impressed.

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  • It would be easier for them to hobble to town with a broken leg than with a broken pantaloon.

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  • He pushed forward, feeling stirred, but not yet sure what stirred him or what he would say.

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  • He wished to sleep, but he knew he would not be able to and that most depressing thoughts came to him in bed.

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  • He gave me his word he would not retreat, but suddenly sent instructions that he was retiring that night.

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  • I would have helped.

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  • Would she get air sick?

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  • "Well, you did tell him you would come down," she said.

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  • Dorothy was herself anxious to get home, so she promised Eureka they would not stay in the Land of Oz much longer.

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  • Perhaps you would like to read those funny verses.

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  • The soldiers would cross the river.

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  • Could it be possible that he would receive that thrashing?

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  • Coriolanus would not listen to them.

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  • As bad luck would have it, Mr. Randolph took the wrong road.

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  • It was not at all clear at the time that his work would transcend the ages.

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  • You would not be the first.

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  • But the big question is whether these same economics would apply in a world one hundred times richer than we are right now.

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

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  • It would be a long journey and a dangerous one.

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  • The milkers would let me keep my hands on the cows while they milked, and I often got well switched by the cow for my curiosity.

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  • How sad that she would be too proud to have fun.

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  • The big question was, would her confidence last?

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  • I would have so much to look at!

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  • But when Napoleon asked him whether the Russians thought they would beat Bonaparte or not, Lavrushka screwed up his eyes and considered.

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  • When he had finished, he bowed, and waited, hoping that he would be rewarded.

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  • It lacked only one minute till the bell would strike the time for dismissal.

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  • What would you have done?

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  • He told his wonderful story to the king; but the king would not believe him.

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  • He thought how pleasant it would be to visit strange countries and see strange peoples.

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  • But if I had not helped you, you would have been in a worse place.

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

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  • They let you fall into the water, and you would have been drowned, if it hadn't been for me.

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  • But he would not eat anything.

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  • "Think what your mother would say if she saw you in the clothes of a poor man's son." said the cardinal.

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  • Think of what all the fine ladies would say.

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  • But all along, they believed they would ultimately prevail—and not just win the war, but also do something epic that would change the course of history for all time.

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  • If my reasoning stopped there, you would probably start fishing around for the receipt for this book and read up on your bookseller's return policy.

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  • A contest awhile back called for people to speculate what would be the best device to hook up to the Internet.

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  • The amount of data stored is so vast that even if we put a number on it, it would be beyond our comprehension.

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  • We are sympathetic to the laid-off workers, but no one would suggest the cotton gin not be installed.

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  • You would tend to buy the store brand and pocket the dollar.

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  • If you did not internalize the externalities, you would buy the generic brand and save a dollar.

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  • Calculating the actual, societal costs of fatty foods, alcohol, cars, pet ownership, mercury thermometers, air conditioning, solar panels, razor blades, jogging shoes, and ten thousand other things, and incorporating those costs in the prices as taxes would lead to a vastly more efficient allocation of resources.

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  • And you could feel good about it; after all, you would be increasing efficiency, not merely acting as a leech to the system.

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  • Why would your employer pay you more than the value you are able to add?

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  • If every job that could be done by a machine was done by a machine tomorrow, the standard of living of virtually everyone on the planet would rise.

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  • But I know of no one who would want to have a conversation with a computer program pretending to be his dog.

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  • The best way to make a chair, known only by a few craftsmen, would be used to make all the chairs better.

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  • Everything would be better made because the best way to make a thing could be multiplied across all occurrences of the thing.

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  • These payments, the cynics would argue, bribe the poor to back the system.

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  • Most people would not term that welfare, which has become a loaded phrase associated with the state making a payment to individuals.

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  • First, I would contend that the size of this problem is substantially smaller than many people would guess.

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  • First, it would be tempting to assume the person hauling manure can only do that, and if that job disappeared he would have no useful skills.

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  • Well, wealth would expand dramatically, and the people who had those jobs before could get new and better jobs, such as managing the army of manure-toting robots.

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  • This pattern suggests freedom from financial want would be bad.

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  • So yeah, if you told them to choose between working and not working, many would choose to relax.

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  • It is contagious and would be even in a uniformly wealthy world.

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  • I reasoned that if I could show how poverty will end, then of course hunger would end as well—how many rich people do you hear about going hungry?

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  • This would be the case in a besieged city or a nation using the food supply to keep its citizenry in check.

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  • Ultimately, workhouses would provide shelter to more than one hundred thousand paupers.

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  • Eventually, he reasoned, the hungry hoards would overwhelm the beleaguered food supply.

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  • In essence, they would become like Japan, which exports essentially no food, imports US$44 billion in food annually, but still enjoys a high standard of living.

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  • It would be a colossal mistake to assume some sort of collectivist or communistic solution to hunger in the world.

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  • I always knew when she wished me to bring her something, and I would run upstairs or anywhere else she indicated.

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  • Without love you would not be happy or want to play.

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  • From the beginning of my education Miss Sullivan made it a practice to speak to me as she would speak to any hearing child; the only difference was that she spelled the sentences into my hand instead of speaking them.

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  • That night, after I had hung my stocking, I lay awake a long time, pretending to be asleep and keeping alert to see what Santa Claus would do when he came.

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  • Little Tim was so tame that he would hop on my finger and eat candied cherries out of my hand.

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  • Sometimes I would go with Mildred and my little cousins to gather persimmons.

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  • We would have taken any way rather than this; but it was late and growing dark, and the trestle was a short cut home.

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  • I have thought that Walden Pond would be a good place for business, not solely on account of the railroad and the ice trade; it offers advantages which it may not be good policy to divulge; it is a good port and a good foundation.

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  • It is said that a flood-tide, with a westerly wind, and ice in the Neva, would sweep St. Petersburg from the face of the earth.

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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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  • "What would you have me do?" he said at last.

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  • Prince Vasili knew this, and having once realized that if he asked on behalf of all who begged of him, he would soon be unable to ask for himself, he became chary of using his influence.

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  • She returned to the group where the vicomte was still talking, and again pretended to listen, while waiting till it would be time to leave.

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  • And Prince Hippolyte began to tell his story in such Russian as a Frenchman would speak after spending about a year in Russia.

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  • "If no one fought except on his own conviction, there would be no wars," he said.

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  • He said it would work for a girl or a boy.

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

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

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  • "Thought that train would never come," observed the boy.

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

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  • I wonder if they would treat me nicely if I went there again.

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  • If I could eat grass I would not need a conscience, for nothing could then tempt me to devour babies and lambs.

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  • These soldiers guarded the streets of the town; they would not let any one go out or come in without their leave.

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  • The only place I could put you would be in the barn.

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  • "And I would rather have a young hawk that has been trained to hunt" said Ethelbert.

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  • You would hardly have known the young prince when the time came for him to appear before his grandfather.

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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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  • Science would solve everything, prosperity would grow indefinitely, and people would thrive.

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  • The great cathedral Notre Dame de Paris, which was begun before your birth, would not be finished by your death.

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  • Very little would change in this seventy-year stretch of life.

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

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  • Maybe it was inevitable at that point that some spark would set off the powder keg of Europe.

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  • It would not be the first time, or the last, that ignorance in the world exacted a high price.

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  • Via books, ideas became mobile—or as we would say today, went viral—spreading to other villages and other countries and to multiple places around the world simultaneously.

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  • I would need the robot to be able to proactively offer suggestions.

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  • Why would you want a record of this?

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  • Would you contribute your anonymous location to a traffic speed optimization engine?

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

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  • It would include ending all non-infectious diseases as well.

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  • By the end of the four-month campaign, the White House would receive two million dimes.

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  • From that point, medicine would never be the same.

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  • The computers would then see that most people who got better bought their radishes in stores stocked from certain farms.

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  • You would know before you received a treatment how likely it was to work for you—not merely how likely it was to work for the larger population, but for you.

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  • But the price of the tractor would have plummeted, for a constellation of reasons.

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  • A few such trees in the backyard behind your condo, cabin, or yurt would be enough to satisfy your power requirements.

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  • That amount, if melted, would form a cube fifty-five feet on each side.

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  • All people would have tools to make them more productive.

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  • Would you want that?

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  • One bad plague or invading horde would leave pretty much everyone starving.

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  • As nice as it would be for the Japan strategy to work in the developing world, I don't think these countries can count on it.

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  • Why would she suddenly remember that phrase?

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  • He thought how grand it would be to sail and sail on the wide blue sea.

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  • He wouldn't have approved - of that she was certain.

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  • We wouldn't want them to think we were doing anything immoral.

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  • It wouldn't have been so much fun for him if she had reacted the way he did when she told him she was pregnant.

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  • He always looked nice, but normally he would have worn a suit for the occasion.

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  • Well, he did say he would go because she and Jonathan wanted to.

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  • Maybe a little levity would help.

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  • And leave the door open, would you?

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  • Things would get better.

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  • We would not let him get on the horse with Destiny.

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  • I should have known you would feel this way.

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  • He was alright and they probably wouldn't do it again.

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  • Would it have been better if I had fallen off and broken my neck?

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  • I would like to.

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  • Would this coolness last forever?

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  • They would purchase a few things for Christmas tomorrow.

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  • Dragging it up again wouldn't do either of them any good.

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  • Alex tried to pay, but she wouldn't let him.

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  • But then, a party didn't seem like something Señor Medena would plan.

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  • If she was invited, it was as a guest of Alex, so he would tell her when and if he decided to go.

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

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  • She would like to have so much attention.

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  • On the other hand, when the issue finally came to a head, she would have been in the middle of it all anyway.

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  • If he hadn't hid it from her all this time, it wouldn't be such a shock.

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  • "I think your mother would nail my hide to the wall," he responded as he finished putting his belt on.

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  • Lifting the skirt slightly with one hand so she wouldn't trip on it, she let the other hand slide lightly down the banister for added balance.

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  • Alex was ten times the man Señor Medena would ever be.

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  • For some reason it crossed her mind that he would be fun to know.

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  • I didn't think I would ever meet you.

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  • "Well, I wouldn't worry about that," she said.

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  • "If it hadn't been for his sister, I probably still wouldn't know," he mused.

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  • What would Alex have done if she had talked?

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  • Most people would have said it was difficult for Alex.

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  • I never would have guessed.

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  • More important - would he stay?

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

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  • I would introduce you to Tessa, yes?

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