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cannot

See the expressions listed at can't and also those at not able.

cannot

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The hero is misconceived and misreported; he cannot therefore wait to unravel any man's blunders; he is again on his road, adding new powers and honors to his domain and new claims on your heart, which will bankrupt you if you have loitered about the old things and have not kept your relation to him by adding to your wealth.
The Yunani sage, on seeing that chief, said, "This form and this gait cannot lie, and nothing but truth can proceed from them.
Friends also follow the laws of divine necessity; they gravitate to each other, and cannot otherwise:--
If we cannot attain at a bound to these grandeurs, at least let us do them homage.
The governing law and applicable regulations cannot be the subject of a contract.
If I cannot speak to people they can still hear my voice and let it run over their voice If I cannot speak to people I can still show them my face If I cannot speak I can still make my noise If I cannot I can hum If I cannot I can dance in a walk If I cannot I can still think what and they can still see me as what If I cannot speak you can still speak and I can still hear even if there's none If I cannot you still can and I can and then they can And maybe if I can at all then you as well and then If they cannot doesn't mean I can
A 17-year-old male from L15, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was charged with breach of the peace.
This coupon cannot be redeemed against purchases of IKEA services inclusive of Home Delivery, Kitchen Installation, Assembly and Pick & Delivery.
DEANE Reginald Happy 80th Birthday We cannot send a Birthday card, your hand we cannot touch, but God will take our greetings to the one we loved so much.
She also believes, contrary to the beliefs of many others, that religion should find a place in the public square, but holds that it cannot function there in the same way as it did in the past.
However, they cannot exercise any rights that would be disadvantageous to the other tenants in common.
This from the Society of Professional Journalists' magazine Quill: "The importance of their report, 'Inside the Interrogation of Detainee 063,' cannot be understated.
We cannot tell you what we are doing because it will compromise national security during a time of war.
You Cannot Get There From Here is a 168-page body of work based on a logical analysis of objective evidence that concludes the race to voyage to other worlds as impossible, or unfeasible, and that human resources are far better spent attempting to stem the depletion of earth's resources and to improve world populations' heath, welfare, and peaceful existence.
I cannot name the one with the scimitar beak and the mohawk