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  • Could not have.


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  • At the trailhead, Karen said, Your father couldn't've shot a bear.

    A Bear Story

  • They couldn't've cut a pea pod in half with them knives when Al was through.

    He Don't Know Him

  • We couldn't've made it to this edge of disaster without your help.

    Current Comedy, 5/04/09: This is Only a Test

  • To paraphrase Paul, first thing I remember I was lying in my bed, couldn't've been no more than 2 or 3.

    Michael Sigman: The Reading of Wonders

  • Granted, I couldn't've put a number on it, but I knew kids = many expenses & a lot less disposable income.

    The Price of a Pie

  • The water couldn't've been on more than five, maybe ten minutes.


  • I think Cukor's right to attribute his own missteps here to "playing it safe," though it's probably also true that he couldn't've done it any other way and still gotten the film made.

    1/24: Stereo; Sylvia Scarlett

  • Comments (3) james: the chicago show on sunday was kinda empty, couldn't've been more than 200 people. and they were still soundchecking when i arrived a half-hour after it was supposed to start. it turned out to be a really good time, though.

    Nite Versions = rad (Music (For Robots))

  • I couldn't've; I swear I was created solely for tirades.


  • In the movie, she was wearing it at her funeral, so you couldn't've just gotten it after using the Force to choke her.

    Guess Who's Coming to Dinner


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