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That ugly fellow who swore at me the day before was in the boat, and I c-could understand him.
BEN COMEEM. J. (MICHAEL JOSEPH) CANAVAN
And Glora and Alan—in our present size-could doubtless disembark safely.
If only she could summon him from the moonlight out there; if only she were a witch-could see him, know where he was, what doing!
SAINT'S PROGRESSJOHN GALSWORTHY
He was all innuendo and strange hints and whispered secrets, and I-could-if-I-woulds.
NIGHTSELIZABETH ROBINS PENNELL
Anthony said you-could hear Emmy's tongue striking the roof of her-mouth all thee time.
THE TREE OF HEAVENMAY SINCLAIR
She was awfully shocked,—or pretended to be,—and wrote me a very O-dear-how-could-you note about it.
A MODERN INSTANCEWILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS
There is at times an “I-could-if-I-would” air about him which is rather disconcerting.
THE SPIRIT OF AMERICAHENRY VAN DYKE
There was one of those you-could-have-heard-a-pin-drop silences.
MIKEP. G. WODEHOUSE
He might go and tell Willy all about it; he would ask him to interfere-could he catch that train?
SPRING DAYSGEORGE MOORE
These are (Paul says) lima beans Munchausen, and here we have could-be asparagus.
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