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If it were not that I knew who it was I could have mistaken it for my Aunt so well did her clothes fit him.
from Brown Corpus
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If and were
If she, Pamela, were being held responsible for his crimes, then hers must be the final act of expiation.
If it were not for an old professor who made me read the classics I would have been stymied on what to do, and now I understand why they are classics ; ;
If an automobile were approaching him, he would know what was required of him, even though he might not be able to act quickly enough.
If we were creating a wholly new society, we could insist that our social, political, economic and philosophic institutions foster rather than hamper man ; ;
If his scholarship and formal musicianship were not all they might have been, Mercer demonstrated at an early age that he was gifted with a remarkable ear for rhythm and dialect.
If the hardships of the winter at Valley Forge were trying for healthy men, they were, of course, much more so for those not in good health.
If his circumspection in regard to Philip's sensibilities went so far that he even refused to grant a dispensation for the marriage of Amadee's daughter, Agnes, to the son of the dauphin of Vienne -- a truly peacemaking move according to thirteenth-century ideas, for Savoy and Dauphine were as usual fighting on opposite sides -- for fear that he might seem to be favoring the anti-French coalition, he would certainly never take the far more drastic step of ordering the return of Gascony to Edward, even though, as he admitted to the English ambassadors, he had been advised that the original cession was invalid.
If there were no West Berlin problem, imperialist quarters would have invented an excuse for stepping up the armaments race to try to solve the internal and external problems besetting the United States and its NATO partners.
If the new Soviet series has followed the general pattern of previous Russian tests, the shots were roughly half fission and half fusion, meaning a fission yield of 30 to 40 megatons thus far.
If the Hessian troops sent here willy-nilly by the Hessian Government to fight for England in the 1770's were mercenaries, what shall we call the UN troops sent to the Congo willy-nilly by their governments to fight for the United Nations??
If he were to go with White, he would be out there two days, not just listening in the dark at some point between here and Papa-san, but moving ever deeper into enemy land -- behind Papa-san -- itself.
If and I
I showed her the shower and tub, and she said, smiling, `` If you really don't mind, I think I'll get clean in the shower, then soak for a few minutes in your tub.
If I even hint at it do you think it will matter that you are his nephew -- and not even a blood nephew ''??
If you tell him I made a pass at you he might think you misunderstood something I said or did, so instead of just telling him I made a pass, say I tried to date you and that you agreed so you could prove to him what a louse I really am.
If the old fool argues about the price, tell him I shall order my husband not to treat him as a patient any longer.
If I now risk some comparisons with Sons And Lovers let it be clear that I am not comparing the two works or judging their merits ; ;
If Mrs. Wright doesn't accept the terms in the morning, I'll go either to Tokyo or to Holland, to do what I can.
If I am to speak the whole truth about my knowledge of love, I will have to stop trying to emulate the transcendant nightingale.
If and knew
Thereupon Hwang Pah said: `` If I knew thou art an Arhat, I would have doubled you up before thou got over there ''!!
" If you have any sense of humor about your strip — and I had a sense of humor about mine — you knew that for three or four years Abner was wrong.
Among the forefathers of the new journalism movement, Thompson said in the February 15th, 1973 issue of Rolling Stone, " If I'd written the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people — including me — would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today.
If he knew about Whitacre's embezzlement for three years, Lieber asks, why didn't Andreas fire Whitacre immediately?
If one were allowed simply to tell the court what one knew to be the truth, and how one knew it, one might prevail.
If he claimed the throne, he would throw the country into yet another series of wars, and if he failed, he would be sacrificing everyone and everything he knew.
If the customer knew the number, and the point was direct-dialable, the operator would dial the call.
" He would not marry again, but continued to have relationships with other women ; those who knew his longtime secretary would later report her commenting " If every woman Harold slept with stood at one end of City Hall, the building would sink five inches into LaSalle Street ".
On one occasion, as related by Roger of Wendover, when King Henry met with papal prelates, he said, " If prelates knew how much I, in my reverence of God, am afraid of them and how unwilling I am to offend them, they would trample on me as on an old and worn-out shoe.
If thou sayest ' He knows ', then it necessarily follows that man is compelled to act as God knew beforehand he would act, otherwise God's knowledge would be imperfect .…"
If Pinkerton knew this, then it directly contradicts statements in his 1883 book The Spy of the Rebellion, where he professes to be an ardent Abolitionist and hater of slavery.
In The Sunday Times for 16 February 1969, Paul Jennings wrote of him: " If I ever knew a gentleman, it was Kenneth Horne.
If people knew how many people, especially the very rich and powerful ones, went to psychics, their jaws would drop through the floor .” Ms. Rogers “ claims to have 4, 000 names in her rolodex .”
He allegedly declared, " If the hat on my head knew what I was thinking, I would pull it off and throw it away.
" Her unexpected response, " If you knew the trouble I had getting rid of mine ..." charmed her listeners and displayed the wit that later became famous.
If one knew, for example, that the character ought to start with " kt ", but was unsure what the next component should be, typing " ktz " would produce a list of all characters starting with " kt ".
If he was indeed the true Pahana, the Hopis knew he would extend his own hand, palm down, and clasp the Bear Clan leader's hand to form the nakwach, the ancient symbol of brotherhood.
Columbia studio executive John Veich remembered, " If we knew it was going to cost that much, we wouldn't have greenlighted it because we didn't have the money.
“ If I arrived at a place and knew that I could never leave it again, the whole stay would become hell despite being paradise ”.
If Mary really learns something new, it must be knowledge of something non-physical, since she already knew everything there is to know about the physical aspects of colour.