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Quotes of could

  1. Most of the people who had PCs did not have modems and could not use those PCs as communicating devices. They really were using them for spreadsheets or word processing or storing recipes or playing games or what have you. – Steve Case
  2. We are at a major epoch in human history, which is that we don't need sex to recreate the race. You can have babies without sex. This is the first time in human history that has been true, and it means, for example, we could do some extraordinary things. – David Cronenberg
  3. However, I survived and started to read all chemistry books that I could get a hand on, first some 19th century books from our home library that did not provide much reliable information, and then I emptied the rather extensive city library. – Richard Ernst
  4. My sport taught me what I could do with my talents, whether in the rink or in the rest of my life. – Peggy Fleming
  5. They meant abnormal. Divisions of the kind were fashionable at that time, and it was so easy to stifle one's need to help by deciding that help could neither be accepted nor understood. – Janet Frame
  6. Painters of paintings, writers of books, never could tell the half. – Lorenz Hart
  7. There could have been more planning in New Orleans, but you look at all the devastation that happened there- have we gotten to 3, 000 deaths yet? For that magnitude of a disaster, that's not all that bad. – John Hickenlooper
  8. I don't remember not dancing. When I realized I was alive and these were my parents, and I could walk and talk, I could dance. – Gregory Hines
  9. We must have constantly present in our minds the difference between independence and liberty. Liberty is a right of doing whatever the laws permit, and if a citizen could do what they forbid he would no longer be possessed of liberty. – Charles Louis de Secondat Montesquieu
  10. The Berlin Wall go down, that was the most wonderful thing that could happen, absolutely. I celebrated with everybody in Berlin that day when the Wall was down. – Nana Mouskouri
  11. I think that one of Elvis' charms was that he could sing almost any kind of music. I am sure that in his heart, which I don't know what was there, but just from his singing I could feel that he was very partial to gospel music. – Patti Page
  12. I was the classic midfield organiser who could also score goals. – Michel Patini
  13. One of the things that is not so good is that a decision was made long ago about the size of an IP address- 32 bits. At the time it was a number much larger than anyone could imagine ever having that many computers but it turned out to be to small. – Jon Postel
  14. To this day, I do not believe that five million were killed. I consider it technically impossible that could have happened. I do not believe it. I have not received proof of that up until now. – Julius Streicher
  15. I do not believe there is a problem in this country or the world today which could not be settled if approached through the teaching of the Sermon on the Mount. – Harry S. Truman

Usage examples for could

  1. What did- could you have said?" ” – Betty Zane by Zane Grey
  2. Who could do so? ” – Recollections of Old Liverpool by A Nonagenarian
  3. How could he do it, how could he? ” – Two Boys and a Fortune by Matthew White, Jr.
  4. “ That's what he could do. ” – Leaves in the Wind by A. G. Gardiner
  5. That was where he could have been. ” – Mortmain by Arthur Cheny Train
  6. What could that mean? ” – Syndrome by Thomas Hoover
  7. “ " Yes, if I could Chubbins replied. ” – Policeman Bluejay by L. Frank Baum
  8. But nothing could I see. ” – The Coming of the King by James Hocking
  9. “ I have never done it, but how could I? ” – Masters of the Wheat-Lands by Harold Bindloss
  10. “ I could see that. ” – The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
  11. “ No one could help it. ” – Father Stafford by Anthony Hope
  12. This could not be." ” – A Yankee Flier in Italy by Rutherford G. Montgomery
  13. “ Macleod could do this, and Macleod could do that; it was all Macleod, and Macleod, and Macleod. ” – Macleod of Dare by William Black
  14. There was nothing she could do, nothing he could do. ” – The Abandoned Room by Wadsworth Camp
  15. Could it be Corentin? ” – The Chouans by Honore de Balzac
  16. “ I could not say yes. ” – The Allen House or Twenty Years Ago and Now by T. S. Arthur
  17. How could I do it? ” – Greener Than You Think by Ward Moore
  18. “ I wonder if I could see him. ” – The Major by Ralph Connor
  19. There was nothing she could do to help him- nothing. ” – The Gadfly by E. L. Voynich
  20. How could it have been true? ” – Equality by Edward Bellamy

Idioms for could