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It could be some kind of trick Budd had thought up.
) hung on a hook on the wall, and underneath it I could see his tie, knotted, ready to be slipped over his head, a black badge of frayed respectability that ought never to have left his neck.
They, and the two large fans which I could dimly see as daylight filtered through their vents, down at the far end of the hall, could be turned on by a master switch situated inside the office.
Their roar, like the swelling volume of a hundred tornadoes could be heard for miles.
Atonement, if atonement were possible, could only be made at that sacred, sacrificial basin.
Bushes and vines abetted the rocks in forming thorny detours for the struggling stranger, and without the direct light of the sun to act as compass, Pamela could no longer be positive of her direction.
There was a peculiar density about it, a thick substance that could be sensed but never identified, never actually perceived.
And even with her limited knowledge of such things, she knew that the car could be repaired there ; ;
Not even an empty cartridge case could be found.
Inside the crown, stuffed behind the stained sweatband, could be seen thin, crumpled wads of currency.
How much of an accident could that be ''??
So far as he knew, only his father could be there.
A hell of an altitude for a barrel roll, but it could be done.
With the rapid rate of closure, the approach from below, the side, and ahead, there would be only a moment when damage could be done.
At once my ears were drowned by a flow of what I took to be Spanish, but -- the driver's white teeth flashing at me, the road wildly veering beyond his glistening hair, beyond his gesticulating bottle -- it could have been the purest Oxford English I was half hearing ; ;
The entire length of the street could be raked with rifle fire from this barn.
When he awoke in the mornings, she was in his mind and he could hardly wait to get to school to be near her in the flesh.
It is hard to see how the situation could be otherwise.
Each could be the real thing.
Officers who participate in the continual practice drills assured me that the President's decision could be made and announced on the gold circuit within minutes after the first flash from Aj.
Seeking an obscure, dark, relatively quiet corner in the airy room otherwise suffused with afternoon sunshine, he asked if the soft background music could be turned off.
Faulkner culminates the Southern legend perhaps more masterfully than it has ever been, or could ever be, done.
The conversation that ensued may have been engrossing but it could hardly be called world-shattering.

could and because
I dismissed these feelings as wishful thinking but I could not get it out of my head that we had a strong physical attraction for one another and we both feared to dwell on it because of our relationship.
and I have heard many say that they are content to earn a half or a third as much as they could up North because they so much prefer the quieter habits of their home town.
`` How could the mess be admitted, because it appears to be the very opposite of form and therefore destructive of the very thing that art holds itself to be ''??
At the same time, I am aware that my recoil could be interpreted by readers of the tea leaves at the bottom of my psyche as an incestuous sign, since theirs is a science of paradox: if one hates, they say it is because one loves ; ;
When he heard that Paul Whiteman was looking for singers to replace the Rhythm Boys, Mercer applied and got the job, `` not for my voice, I'm sure, but because I could write songs and material generally ''.
'' Finally, after almost being beaten to death by a madman -- he could not fight back because madmen are sacred to Islam -- he throws up his mission and returns to Europe.
Indeed it might be a more appropriate vehicle than NATO for the development of a parliamentary organ of the Atlantic nations, because it could encompass all of the members of the Atlantic community including those, like Sweden and Switzerland, who are unwilling to be associated with an essentially military alliance like Aj.
It also weakened our diplomatic stance, because Russia could easily guess we did not desire a nuclear war except in the ultimate extremity.
Would the man with an empty life boat row away from a shipwreck because his boat could not pick up everyone??
He had come because he could not live out his life feeling that he had been a coward.
I put a lot more trust in my two legs than in the gun, because the most important thing I had learned about war was that you could run away and survive to talk about it.
Here he would have free expression because the material could be moved to distort forms.
The name encouraged him, because he always felt that he could handle the Irish.
She felt the look and looked back because she could not help it, seeing that he was neither as old nor as thick as she had at first believed.
Of course he couldn't say much, really, because of Debora, but Linda Kay could imagine what kind of woman his wife had been and what a raw deal he had got.
It would be even more valuable because that same aircraft could immediately destroy any targets it discovered -- no need to wait for a missile to come all the way from the United States with the chance that the target, if it were mobile, would be gone.
The reporter must have written this with tongue in cheek, because Dexter's oration could hardly be understood ; ;
Half the manhours you pay for on most jobs are wasted because the job was not planned right, so the right tools were not handy at the right place at the right time, or the right materials were not delivered to the handiest spots or materials were not stacked in the right order for erection, or you bought cheap materials that took too long to fit, or your workmen had to come back twice to finish a job they could have done on one trip.
Nobody liked to hire him because you never could tell when he was going to be taken drunk.
This did not mean that married students could not enroll in other `` mixed '' sections, and some of them, largely because of scheduling difficulties, did.
Because of its importance, and because the lack of price competition is well recognized, the industry is under considerable public pressure not to raise its price any more than could be justified by cost increases.
he could be subjected to law only because he agreed to be.
Fifty-seven returns could not be used because they were incomplete or received too late to be processed.
He was oblivious of the form of the object actually being viewed, precisely because he could not assign it to a visual shape, already learned and held in visual memory, as persons of normal vision do.
Both of them were overcome by the horror of the world in which they found themselves, because at last they could no longer overcome that world with the weapon of a purely lyrical art.

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