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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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Quotes of Cannot

  1. History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again. – Maya Angelou
  2. Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance. – Saint Augustine
  3. We cannot command Nature except by obeying her. – Francis Bacon
  4. If a man cannot be a Christian in the place where he is, he cannot be a Christian anywhere. – Henry Ward Beecher
  5. Innocence of heart and violence of feeling are necessary in any kind of superior achievement: The arts cannot exist without them. – Louise Bogan
  6. I cannot walk through the suburbs in the solitude of the night without thinking that the night pleases us because it suppresses idle details, just as our memory does. – Jorge Luis Borges
  7. If you cannot be a poet, be the poem. – David Carradine
  8. Corporations cannot commit treason, nor be outlawed, nor excommunicated, for they have no souls. – Edward Coke
  9. For me, the first fact of human existence is the human body. But if you embrace the reality of the human body, you embrace mortality, and that is a very difficult thing for anything to do because the self -conscious mind cannot imagine non -existence. It's impossible to do. – David Cronenberg
  10. Advertising is a racket, like the movies and the brokerage business. You cannot be honest without admitting that its constructive contribution to humanity is exactly minus zero. – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  11. That is one reason so many of the Japanese pictures are not good, they cannot spare all the footage necessary for that bow, which is repeated over and over again. – Sessue Hayakawa
  12. While they were saying among themselves it cannot be done, it was done. – Helen Keller
  13. The hearing aids are very helpful for speech reading. Without the hearing aids, my voice becomes very loud, and I cannot control the quality of my voice. – Marlee Matlin
  14. We cannot possibly let ourselves get frozen into regarding everyone we do not know as an absolute stranger. – Albert Schweitzer
  15. The best care on earth cannot prevent us all dying in the end. – Polly Toynbee

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

Rhymes for Cannot

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