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Contraction of could not.


contraction of
could not


(ˈkʊd nt)
contraction of could not.
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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.
I couldn't leave her to fetch help, on account of the wolves.
But I knew how I ought to decide--and I couldn't face it.
I couldn't have made you feel my love; I couldn't have told you what I felt for you.
I couldn't bear being so lonely and coming to beg for want.
I couldn't let her live in those circumstances -- I simply couldn't.
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.
She put me in them new clothes again, and I couldn't do nothing but sweat and sweat, and feel all cramped up.
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.
I tried to, but I couldn't do it, any more than I could change yours.
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.
We could hear Benny stirring around in her room, which was next to ourn, and judged she was worried a good deal about her father and couldn't sleep.

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