can't help noticing (that) (something)

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can't help noticing (that) (something)

Said when something is too obvious or conspicuous to overlook. Hey, Tom—I couldn't help noticing that you've been coming in late each morning. Care to explain why? I can't help noticing a trend in your son's behavior that is a little bit disturbing.
See also: help, notice
References in classic literature ?
I couldn't help noticing the way that even you looked--as if you wished to absorb her!"
In spite of this, however, she dresses in a way that attracts great attention, as I couldn't help noticing when one day I went out to walk with her.
One couldn't help noticing the decor of the boots of the two founders: Keating's boots bore the state symbols and Friess had boots sporting replicas of the major sculpture of End of the Trail in the museum lobby.
It was a normal Thursday, but I couldn't help noticing the extremely long queues of lorries waiting to cross the border from France.
But I couldn't help noticing no one else went near him either.
I WAS driving through our modern, prosperous city the other day and couldn't help noticing that the main route I was driving on was a patchwork of potholes and repairs.
On my return my girlfriend met me at the airport and I couldn't help noticing she'd put on weight.
The editor of this newspaper occasionally pops into Bahrain International Airport to pick up family, friends and business acquaintances and couldn't help noticing that for several months a red Dodge Charger similar to his own has been parked in a bay in the short-term car park near the entrance.
and I couldn't help noticing how too many stalls are now clogging up every spare inch of space in the thoroughfares.
However, when I heard it on the radio and read about it in the papers I couldn't help noticing that Marsden was described as being "near" Huddersfield.
Katie couldn't help noticing the rapport between Caroline and Ridge when they are working together.
Leyla couldn't help noticing yesterday how Jai was flirting with her.
Also, while recently in hospital, I couldn't help noticing that many nursing staff (and this also applies to many social workers) were well overweight, which hardly sets an example to the public, as doctors and senior staff need to press welloverweight patients much more firmly regarding lifestyle, diet and exercise at early preventative and/or pre-operation stages.
His reply was: When the lady boarded the bus, I couldn't help noticing she was pregnant.
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