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What's done cannot be undone.

Prov. You cannot change what has already happened. Jill: I wish I hadn't insulted Maria. Jane: What's done cannot be undone. Jill soon regretted telling Mike that she loved him, but she knew that what's done cannot be undone.
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Previously, shirts buttoned up to the neck with ties were expected for work and formal events, one button undone with a tie for the end of the working day, two undone for a good night out and three only for those rare tanned and toned few.
A Life Undone is a no-holds-barred retelling of the highs and lows of Erica's life and the circumstances preceding her horrible death, as well as how her father experienced their unique relationship and all the varying emotions - pain, despair, anger, shock, humor and a sense of lost love - as he grieved for his child.
Council spokeswoman Paulina Rehbinder said: "When women perform vigorous exercise the bras come undone so they've to stop and undo all their kit to clip them back together.
I walk out of my trailer with my pants undone - and they think I'm pregnant?
Posh hopes of completing the fightback were undone in the 69th minute when Lewis contrived to fumble a weak shot from Shaun MacDonald into his own net.
Diana, a duenna, undeed aided Ned and Ann in one odd, nude deed in a dune in India: undone, Diana ended a nun in need in an Andean den, died, and dined in Eden [Roxanne Bogucka]
There were combinations such as phallologocentrism, or the madness of fraternocracy, which had to be undone, turned around, again and again, looking ahead.
While chatting away with co-host Eamonn Holmes, Phillips, from Haverfordwest, was unaware that her blouse had become undone and had slowly worked itself open.
During a two-day trial at Maidstone Magistrates Court, the 21-stone defendant claimed that the zip of his green cords came undone accidentally as he sat down, and that he was too fat to notice.
Recent Republican efforts have undone that work, notes McCluskey, who further argues that GOP proposals demonstrate "the hypocrisy and stupidity of complicating the tax code.
As Rumrich appeals to "feminine" principles of nature, wildness, and generation to subvert a masculinist Milton - redefining chaos itself as the "feminine otherness" (145) of God - one cultural stereotype is undone by reaffirming another.
Among the highlights of a brilliant album are the empowering ``Woman Undone,'' the life-affirming ``Still in Love,'' the sensual ``Sunburn,'' the touching ``John Fell off the Work-Around,'' the blues classic ``Nobody'' and the Judy Garland tribute ``Saint Judy.
The best explanation may be that generations of segregation and entrenched attitudes take generations to undo -- and we don't know yet if they can ever be completely undone.
Nothing was undone by a world; or with world nothing wasn't undone that wasn't already undone.
In case of an error, all updates made as part of a business transaction are undone automatically, so program code does not have to concern itself with undoing updates after partial failures.