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cannot

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

cannot

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cannot

See entries beginning with can't; also you can't.
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If men descended from the apes at an unknown period of time, that is as comprehensible as that they were made from a handful of earth at a certain period of time (in the first case the unknown quantity is the time, in the second case it is the origin); and the question of how man's consciousness of freedom is to be reconciled with the law of necessity to which he is subject cannot be solved by comparative physiology and zoology, for in a frog, a rabbit, or an ape, we can observe only the muscular nervous activity, but in man we observe consciousness as well as the muscular and nervous activity.
All things work exactly according to their quality and according to their quantity; attempt nothing they cannot do, except man only.
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." Plato said it was impossible not to believe in the children of the gods, "though they should speak without probable or necessary arguments." I should think myself very unhappy in my associates if I could not credit the best things in history.
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.
Look at the following presidential statements: on the Bureau of Customs corruption, 'Corruption in the BOC cannot be resolved whoever heads it'; on traffic problems, 'I give up'; on the West Philippine Sea, 'We cannot win a battle or war with China'; on the Edsa rehabilitation, 'Let Edsa remain as it is for 20 years'; on inflation and oil price hikes, 'You can...behead me, I cannot do anything about oil'; on the antidrug campaign, 'Others cannot do it, how can we?
ISLAMABAD -- Former judge of Indian Supreme Court, Justice (retd) Markanday Katju has said that the Indian army is engaged in a war it cannot possibly win adding that an army can fight another army, but it cannot fight the masses.
And our country cannot look away from the children taken from their parents.
A lot of people are hoping for a colorful tomorrow that they cannot see.
Prosecutors cannot indict respondents on a weak complaint, Assistant State Prosecutor Aristotle Reyes stressed on Thursday.
The governing law and applicable regulations cannot be the subject of a contract.
LAHORE -- Punjab Chief Minister Mohammad Shehbaz Sharif has said that bloodshed of unarmed citizens in occupied Kashmir by Indian forces is highly condemnable and the just struggle of Kashmiri people cannot be suppressed with the use of force.
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