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If they say I could have stopped her it is because they are ignorant of her last weeks of self-examination, her search into herself and its conclusions.
from Brown Corpus
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If the bluff failed and they ran into trouble, Brannon had told the others, they would withdraw -- and he would come after his son another time.
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 his dancers are sometimes made to look as if they might be creatures from Mars, this is consistent with his intention of placing them in the orbit of another world, a world in which they are freed of their pedestrian identities.
If we examine the three types of change from the point of view of their internal structure we find an additional profound difference between the third and the first two, one that accounts for the notable difference between the responses they evoke.
Defoe then commented, `` If they Could Draw that young Gentleman into Their Measures They would show themselves quickly, for they are not asham'd to Say They want only a head to Make a beginning ''.
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, the editors sometimes, dozed and printed pretentious, New, York-mind, dross, they, also printed, Malraux,, Silone,, Chiaromonte,, Gide, Bellow,, Robert Lowell, Francis Fergusson, Mary McCarthy, Delmore Schwartz, Mailer, Elizabeth Hardwick, Eleanor Clark,, and a host of, other good writers.
`` If once they become inattentive to the public affairs '', Jefferson said, `` you and I, and Congress and assemblies, judges and governors, shall all become wolves ''.
If they give him advice when he asks it, or if they perform specified duties under his direction, the nature of the U. N. will not of necessity change.
If and say
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 we make it established custom that whenever butchery on the highways grows excessive, say beyond 25,000 per annum, then somebody is going to hang, it follows that the more eminent the victim, the more impressive the lesson.
If Simms Purdew would turn to him and say: `` Adam, you know when I was a boy, it was a funny thing happened.
If he failed to reach the riverbank in five minutes, say, then the skiffs would pull away and leave him groping in the mud.
If anyone asked us, after we made the remark that the suffering was a bad thing, whether we should think it relevant to what we said to learn that the incident had never occurred and no pain had been suffered at all, we should say that it made all the difference in the world, that what we were asserting to be bad was precisely the suffering we thought had occurred back there, that if this had not occurred, there was nothing left to be bad, and that our assertion was in that case mistaken.
If we did not mean to say this, why should we be so relieved on finding that the suffering had not occurred??
If we were asked why we thought so, we should say that these things involve great evil and are wrong, and that to take delight in what is evil or wrong is plainly unfitting.
If asked how she gets her impressions, she probably can only say that she `` just gets them '' -- some more vividly than others.
If it fails to pass, he can throw up his hands and say the Legislature would not support him in his efforts to prevent integration.
If to be a Christian means to say yes where I otherwise say no, or where I do not have the right to say anything at all, then my only choice is to refuse to be a Christian.
a Portago could say, as he did say to me, `` If I die tomorrow, still I have had twenty-eight wonderful years ; ;
If, say, the Russians intended to stop Tom Jones' going to the pub, then Tom Jones would fight the Commies.
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Naamani Tarkow has written: " If one is to make sweeping statements, one may say that, save Magna Carta ( more truly, its implications ), the Act of Settlement is probably the most significant statute in English history ".
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But the saint would laugh at them scornfully and say, " If any of you have any authority over me, only one would have been sufficient to fight me.
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 it were not that I knew who it was I could have mistaken it for my Aunt so well did her clothes fit him.
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.