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The most utterly loathsome and coarse: I can't tell you.
I've been through the encyc1opaedia down to Y looking for something you can't buy with it; and I expect to have to take up the appendix next week.
Do you mean to tell me that with all the money I've got you can't get an hour or two of a girl's time for yourself?
You know, it's all in the matter of talkin', an' Killeny can't talk.
But I can't tell it even to you because I can't tell it well enough yet.
S'pose he CAN'T write -- he can make marks on the shirt, can't he, if we make him a pen out of an old pewter spoon or a piece of an old iron barrel- hoop?
I can't say," he replied, "but the dealers and the horse-doctors know it very well.
You can't ask Mother for new ones, they are so expensive, and you are so careless.
I can't bear that her name should be forgotten by all living souls.
No, I don't sacrifice you--I couldn't sacrifice you," she said, as soon as she could speak again; "but I can't believe in a good for you, that I feel, that we both feel, is a wrong toward others.
No," said Godfrey, with a keen decisiveness of tone, in contrast with his usually careless and unemphatic speech--"there's debts we can't pay like money debts, by paying extra for the years that have slipped by.
I can't be a worse failure than I was in that beastly office.