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Definitions of Cannot

  1. Am, is, or are, not able; - written either as one word or two.
  2. Am, are, or is, unable.
  3. To be unable.
  4. Can and not connected.
  5. Can not. See CAN, v.
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Usage examples for Cannot

  1. Yet I cannot do so. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. " Oh, you cannot understand! – Together by Robert Herrick (1868-1938)
  3. " I cannot answer you now;- indeed, I cannot – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  4. So there is, but yet I cannot do it. – A King, and No King by Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher
  5. And you cannot tell her? – Man and Maid by Elinor Glyn
  6. I cannot do that now, father. – The Lights and Shadows of Real Life by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
  7. And now, you cannot wonder that I want him to live. – East of the Shadows by Mrs. Hubert Barclay
  8. " It is quite true, I cannot said Repton. – The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II) by Charles James Lever
  9. Some one very dear to me; I cannot tell you who it is. – The Second String by Nat Gould
  10. I cannot see it now. – Peggy Owen and Liberty by Lucy Foster Madison
  11. I cannot tell why. – Paul Patoff by F. Marion Crawford
  12. I- I cannot do that. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  13. " We cannot Harry," said his wife. – Blind Love by Wilkie Collins
  14. Of course I cannot have you. – A Very Naughty Girl by L. T. Meade
  15. I really cannot tell exactly. – May Brooke by Anna H. Dorsey
  16. I cannot write more, but oh, how good you have been to me! – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  17. I cannot help it- who can help it? – Life of John Keats by William Michael Rossetti
  18. I believe you are my friend, I said, but I cannot understand. – The Devil Doctor by Sax Rohmer
  19. How they came to know I had gone to Troon I cannot say. – The Narrative of Gordon Sellar Who Emigrated to Canada in 1825 by Gordon Sellar
  20. This I cannot do. – The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne by William J. Locke
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