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We couldn't budge them.
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We and couldn't
We have seen good new products shelved because no one had the assignment to develop such facts and plans -- and management couldn't make up its mind.
We couldn't be seen together, for the tongue of Scandal was ever ready to link our names, and the tongue of Scandal finds but one thing to say of the association of a man with a girl, no matter how innocent.
" We figured we could win if our offense didn't put us into too many holes ", said 35-year old Colts lineman Billy Ray Smith, who was playing in his last NFL game, " Let me put it this way, they didn't put us into any holes we couldn't get out of "
Ginn once stated that after Rollins joined, " We couldn't do songs with a sense of humor anymore ; he got into the serious way-out poet thing.
When the messenger turned back to look at the spot where Oedipus last stood, he says that " We couldn't see the man-he was gone-nowhere!
Despite having finished the script in 1985, Joel explained, " We couldn't make Hudsucker back then because we weren't that popular yet.
The book Conversations with Woody Allen reports that director Woody Allen wanted to cast Downey and Winona Ryder in his film Melinda and Melinda in 2005, but was unable to do so because he could not get insurance on them, stating, " We couldn't get bonded.
In 1964, Martin and Lyon began to control less of the organization, saying, " We felt that if the organization had any validity at all it couldn't be based on two people, it had to be able to stand and grow on its own.
Their composition, " When the Kissing Stops " made it to the final eight, but although initially tempted, the group decided not to perform the number themselves (" We all agreed it would be better to be remembered as winners, and we couldn't bear to lose!
We went through the stage door alley ( for the Curran Theatre ), and I couldn't get the stage door open.
Wilson realized that by scheduling the Golden Raspberry Awards prior to the Academy Awards, the ceremony would get more press coverage: " We finally figured out you couldn't compete with the Oscars on Oscar night, but if you went the night before, when the press from all over the world are here and they are looking for something to do, it could well catch on ," he said to BBC News.
We recorded it live, and they all got enormous laughs, which just went on and on, but we couldn't use the jokes.
Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke said, " We had originally approved a rule where the goaltenders couldn't handle the puck behind the net at all.
We and them
We are worried about what people may do with them -- that some crazy fool may `` push the button ''.
We were forbidden to swing on the gates, lest they sag on their hinges in a poor-white-trash way, but we could stand on them, when they were latched, rest our chins on the top, and stare and stare, committing to memory, quite unintentionally, all the details that lay before our eyes.
We shall return to these statements and deal with them more fully as the evidence for them accumulates.
We are tempted to blame others for our problems rather than look them straight in the face and realize they are of our own making and possible of solution only by ourselves with the help of desperately needed, enlightened, competent leaders.
We experience a vague uneasiness about events, a suspicion that our political and economic institutions, like the genie in the bottle, have escaped confinement and that we have lost the power to recall them.
We feel uncomfortable at being bossed by a corporation or a union or a television set, but until we have some knowledge about these phenomena and what they are doing to us, we can hardly learn to control them.
We may further grant to those of her ( Poetry's ) defenders who are lovers of poetry and yet not poets, the permission to speak in prose on her behalf: let them show not only that she is pleasant but also useful to States and to human life, and we will listen in a kindly spirit ; ;
We saw Giuseppe Berto at a party once in a while, tall, lean, nervous and handsome, and, in our opinion, the best novelist of them all except Pavese, and Pavese is dead.
We do not defeat the good ones with this cruelty, but we add to their burden, while expecting them to bestow saintliness upon us in return for ostentatious church attendance and a few bucks a week, American cash.
We cannot test public opinion until the President and the leaders of the country have gone to the public to explain what is required and have asked them for support for the necessary action.
We gently usher them to an island of tables and chairs strategically placed on the far side of the pool where they can amuse each other until we get ready to merge sides.
We didn't even know them till about a month after we moved -- at that time, they had called on us, after I met Fran at a PTA meeting, and had taken us in hand socially.
Another woman, addressing Christmas cards, said to her husband: `` We sent them one last year but they didn't send us one, so they probably won't send us one this year because they'll think we won't send them one because they didn't last year, don't you think, or shall we ''??
We concluded that we may refer workers to the fieldwork ( but not the packing shed work ) provided we give them written notice of the packing shed dispute.
`` We must persuade them to enjoy a way of life which, if not identical, is congenial with ours '', he said but adding that if they do not develop the kind of society they themselves want it will lack ritiuality and loyalty.