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[can't]

See the expressions listed at not able, as well as those listed below.
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It makes me cross, and my hands get so stiff, I can't practice well at all.
But there, if a woman's husband can't rule her of course a servant can't; so I wash my hands of it, and if she can't get to the duchess' garden party I can't help it.
We can't reason from our feelings to those of this class of persons," said the other lady, sorting out some worsteds on her lap.
No; the way all the best authori- ties does is to saw the bed-leg in two, and leave it just so, and swallow the sawdust, so it can't be found, and put some dirt and grease around the sawed place so the very keenest seneskal can't see no sign of it's being sawed, and thinks the bed-leg is perfectly sound.
I dare you to step over that, and I'll lick you till you can't stand up.
No," said Godfrey, with a keen decisiveness of tone, in contrast with his usually careless and unemphatic speech--"there's debts we can't pay like money debts, by paying extra for the years that have slipped by.
Now, if I can't get away nohow, and they tip me the black spot, mind you, it's my old sea-chest they're after; you get on a horse--you can, can't you?
She said she was going to Snowfield o' Friday was a fortnight, and I went last Sunday to fetch her back; but she'd never been there, and she took the coach to Stoniton, and beyond that I can't trace her.
I can't bear to think of you living in that horrible, filthy attic.
I can't be a worse failure than I was in that beastly office.
It is glorious fun racing down the Hump, but you can't do it on windy days because then you are not there, but the fallen leaves do it instead of you.
But can't you give me some hope that you will -- yet?
They won't have me back, my place has been filled up, I can't get any fighting.
I can't give you the hang of it, but I feel it, I KNOW it.
How can you see Miss Letitia when she can't bear the light in her room?
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