couldn't


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could·n't

 (ko͝od′nt)
Contraction of could not.

couldn't

(ˈkʊdənt)
contraction of
could not

could•n't

(ˈkʊd nt)
contraction of could not.
usage: See care.
References in classic literature ?
Though that isn't saying such a machine couldn't be invented.
I couldn't see any town, or even distant lights; we were surrounded by utter darkness.
It made me homesick to look around over this proud and gaudy but heartless barrenness and remember that in our house in East Hartford, all unpretending as it was, you couldn't go into a room but you would find an insurance-chromo, or at least a three-color God-Bless-Our-Home over the door; and in the parlor we had nine.
Buffalo Bill has been ambushed and badly shot this side of Clayton, and Thorndike the scout, too; Bill couldn't travel, but Thorndike could, and he brought the news, and Sergeant Wilkes and six men of Company B are gone, two hours ago, hotfoot, to get Bill.
The Widow Douglas she took me for her son, and allowed she would sivilize me; but it was rough living in the house all the time, considering how dismal regular and decent the widow was in all her ways; and so when I couldn't stand it no longer I lit out.
We couldn't stir for a minute or two; then it was gone We talked about it in low voices.
And I couldn't bear to see our love worn away by the daily dropping of tears, not to speak of its being rent by the dynamite of daily quarrels.
I couldn't have made you feel my love; I couldn't have told you what I felt for you.
You couldn't have given my father a more acceptable present
I couldn't have stayed much more than half an hour with them anyway, but still I would have liked to get over the old doorstep.
Even though you couldn't understand it I think you would like to hear the way they go on; they seem to express so much.
I couldn't let her live in those circumstances -- I simply couldn't.

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