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(ˈkʊd nt)
contraction of could not.
usage: See care.
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But the match couldnt get underway due to continuous downpour and the two teams were declared Joint Winners.
The cause of their killing and circumstances couldnt be ascertained as yet.
Both the leaders discussed the possible name for the caretaker chief minister of the province, however, the leaders couldnt reach consensus and meeting ended without any positive result.
But I couldnt get out of my head the episode of Mr Bean where he treats himself to a lonely birthday dinner and also chooses the beef tartare.
Because of other business debts, she knew she couldnt get a regular loan.
Within 24 hours a [euro]2,000 donation was left in Coleman's name - along with a message reading: "Sorry you couldn't make it to the couldnt game Francis.
i couldnt get satisfied if satisfied was to be a hold on me
Earlier, Dr Asim was produced before Sindh High Court Judge and administrative judge of the ATCs, Justice Naimatullah Phulpoto, where IO in the case, DSP Altaf Hussain, submitted that allegations against Dr Asim couldnt be substantiated; hence, the terrorism charges against him should be write-off.
The then minister for Housing and Construction Rehmatullah Kakar had purchased expensive land as compared to market rate on which the Supreme Court had taken notice of the incident but scheme couldnt launch so far.
The hard-hitting Pagara pummeled Fernandez with combinations to the body and head for four rounds before Hernandez, as advised by the ring physician, couldnt continue for a fifth round due to an injured right hand.
I eventually saw my doctor who couldnt have been nicer or more professional - all the staff were lovely and couldn't apologise enough for the delays.