Usage examples for couldn't

  1. He said he couldn't stand it; he told me that. – The Freelands by John Galsworthy
  2. I couldn't see, sir. – Treachery in Outer Space by Carey Rockwell and Louis Glanzman
  3. Why couldn't he stay where he was? – The Little Colonel by Annie Fellows Johnston
  4. No, that couldn't be said about her. – Georgina of the Rainbows by Annie Fellows Johnston
  5. I couldn't; for what he had said was for Ellaline, not for me. – Set in Silver by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  6. Well, all I know is, I couldn't do it: no woman could. – A Simpleton by Charles Reade
  7. You couldn't get away from me if you wanted to. – By Right of Purchase by Harold Bindloss
  8. Well, would you believe it, M. Mauperin, I couldn't get a man? – Renée Mauperin by Edmond de Goncourt and Jules de Goncourt
  9. They couldn't think of any. – Lost in the Fog by James De Mille
  10. I couldn't make out quite all they said; but there was somethin' about Keith. – Dawn by Eleanor H. Porter
  11. Couldn't be a better man. – Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
  12. I thought he couldn't, but he did. – Shorty McCabe by Sewell Ford
  13. Why, in that case- I could read to you," he cried-" couldn't I? – Where the Pavement Ends by John Russell
  14. At first he couldn't think where he was. – The Adventures of Mr. Mocker by Thornton W. Burgess
  15. I couldn't fool you on that. – Half Portions by Edna Ferber
  16. Well, she couldn't think about that now. – The Pastor's Wife by Elizabeth von Arnim
  17. Oh, but I couldn't think of it! – The Main Chance by Meredith Nicholson
  18. Why couldn't we all go? – A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  19. But I love it- I couldn't help but love it. – The Finding of Haldgren by Charles Willard Diffin
  20. We couldn't do anything. – The Grain Of Dust A Novel by David Graham Phillips