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verb as in preserve fruit, vegetable

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verb as in fire from job


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Note: These are only a handful of many aborted could-be classics.

Many men (and women) evaluated Sarah Palin, the could-have-been GOP vice president from Alaska, based on her appearance.

Is this year's Sundance sales frenzy a direct result of last year's little-movie-that-could?

Jerry Brown, California's once and could-be future governor, is a master of reinvention, just like the pop icon.

That ugly fellow who swore at me the day before was in the boat, and I c-could understand him.

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!

He was all innuendo and strange hints and whispered secrets, and I-could-if-I-woulds.

Anthony said you-could hear Emmy's tongue striking the roof of her-mouth all thee time.

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On this page you'll find 48 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to could, such as: keep, bottle, and put up.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.