could've

could've

(ˈkʊdəv)
contraction of
could have
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I could've loved you once; but that was before me and beer was introduced.
Guiao said NLEX could've devised a better defensive plan if Rhodes was still San Miguel's import but the newcomer McCullough was a virtual enigma for the Road Warriors.
A Dumfries woman claims she could've been killed after taking evasive action to avoid another vehicle.
"I could've made a deal there very easily, but I want to make a deal that means something," Trump said.
"The boys meant business and while we were delighted with the 12-point margin - it still could've been even more.
I could've won a lot more awards and championships.
In key losses against Iran and Kazakhstan, a player in Pogoy's caliber could've helped the national team's cause in booking a much-coveted spot in the upcoming FIBA World Cup.
Hubba Bubba, Hershey's, Smarties and Gobstoppers were cool and all but there was no way your childhood could've been lit unless you raided a desikhokaor your school canteen for locally produced candies.
"The bag could've pulled her under the water, I feel so grateful it didn't turn out worse.
All were pretty good except the original which could've used more acidity.
It was Things could've been "The only reason we woke up in the end was my girlfriend who was visiting at the time and making a meal.
"You're always looking to see what could've been and who could've done what, 'could we have put an extra player here or there?'.
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