for the life of me love

for the life of me


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  • I suppose some of it must be controversial, but I can’t for the life of me imagine anyone killing Union Jack because he proposed halving the size of the Printing New Technology Steering Group,” she said drily.

    Conferences are Murder

  • Ay, the phenomenon is the queerest thing I ever saw, and I cannot for the life of me account for it.


  • I couldn't for the life of me see why she should, in spite of her half-promise to them; she seemed to be able to deal with them as her brother had failed to do, dividing and ruling and keeping them guessing; if she could hold the rein on them while she tightened her grip on the government of the country, I couldn't see how war would be in her interest.

    Flashman and the Mountain of Light

  • Yet Faraday’s the only friend you’ve got in the bunch and, frankly, I can’t for the life of me see how he can be in it.”

    The Fashion in Shrouds

  • [Image fp12: HARRIET LADY ASHBURTON]/[Page 13]/Nay, I cannot for the life of me recollect the numbers of my friends 'houses!

    New Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • Noting the speed of Tim Wakefield’s bread and butter pitch and how the effectiveness is reliant on whether it floated or danced just enough, I wondered for the life of me how Knuckle-ballers Phil and Joe Niekro, Charlie Hough, Wilbur Wood, Tom Candiotti and Wakefield forged successful careers throwing a 45- to 50-miles-an-hour pitch, and shook my head in disgust.

    One Season

  • Buntline, who was taking the part of “Cale Durg,” appeared, and gave me the “cue” to speak “my little piece,” but for the life of me I could not remember a single word.

    The Life of Hon William F Cody

  • Though I can't for the life of me believe you could contrive to change your voice to spite Domick. "

    Dragon Drums


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