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Example Sentences for "couldn't"

You are a really good secretary.

If you didn't take care of everything, I couldn't do anything.

You are just great.

He couldn't sleep because of the noise coming from the adjacent apartment.

The young girl decided to give her newborn baby up for adoption because she knew she couldn't take care of it herself.

Albertson finally got the job, albeit only because they couldn't find anyone else.

After reading a story about a spaceship full of aliens that came to earth and killed everyone the little boy was so scared that he couldn't fall asleep.

He couldn't stay in the dusty room because of his allergies.

My parents never allowed me to argue with them when I was young, I just had to listen to them yell at me, and couldn't say anything in my own defense.

The sailors couldn't pull up the anchor because it was caught on a rock.

I couldn't figure out what the photograph was of because I was looking at it from the wrong angle.

The children were annoyingly loud during the movie, so I couldn't always hear what was being said.

The great composer Beethoven was deaf in his later years, and couldn't hear the applause of his audiences.

Earl Wilson once joked that nothing is quite as embarrassing as watching your boss do something you assured him couldn't be done.

I couldn't open the attachment that you sent with your e-mail.

Officials of ancient Greece used seashells as ballots because once a vote was scratched on the shell, it couldn't be changed.

His company went bankrupt because they couldn't keep up with the changing market.

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