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a word (once) spoken cannot be recalled
It is impossible to withdraw one's words or undo their effects once they have been spoken aloud. A: "I told her I was sorry for what I said. I was only joking, but I should have known better." B: "It's going to take more than that to win her back. A word spoken cannot be recalled." Remember that a word once spoken cannot be recalled, so you must choose what you say very carefully when you stand before the council.
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