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  • v. Eye dialect misspelling and mispronunciation of could have or could've.


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  • That Honey Belle — it surely didn't matter there; she could of turned any school into a row of cellblocks.

    the dirty duck

  • From Bazeille we rode on toward the north about two miles, along where the fight had been largely an artillery duel, to learn what we could of the effectiveness of the Krupp gun.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • This led me to remember what I could of LYCIDAS and to amuse myself with guessing which word it could have been that Milton had altered, and why.

    A room of one's own

  • The 6th Army had at most a few weeks of diminishing effectiveness to distract what it could of Russian strength.


  • She gathered what she could of the backwash of Ranger lightguns, shaped it and hurled it toward them.

    Fire Dancer

  • While these fruitless negotiations with the Admiralty were in progress, he had done a good deal, both in publishing what he could of his "Rattlesnake" work, and in trying to secure some scientific appointment which would enable him to carry out his two chief objects: the one his marriage, the other the unhampered pursuit of science.

    The Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley

  • Dinner-time came before the whole of the officers had been instructed, and we had to go down to the nasty little saloon, and to eat what we could of the oily Greek cooking.

    Three Months in the Soudan

  • But the soul could of itself create energy, and there would also be energy lost, whenever an external stimulus influenced the soul and gave rise to sensation, which is not

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • Made what sense I could of the confusion she called a refrigerator, and as I dried the aluminum glasses, in multicolors, like relics from a retro, 1950s diner, I dialed up Mercer.

    Finding Dignity


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