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campus; campuses; cams; camshaft; camwood; canadensis; canaille; canakin; canal; canaliculi
  1. Neither a jeune premier, nor a low comedian, can afford an unstinted indulgence in hats on two pounds a week, even when that modest stipend is regularly paid.

  2. And what words can describe that period of delirious excitement when a buoyant exchequer and the closing of the Lugubreum for repairs, permitted that memorable week at Margate.

  3. None of the merchants who pursue business in the reeking enclosure can be truthfully described as doing a roaring trade.

  4. Notwithstanding the general gloom, the baronet smiled as he answered,— “My dear boy, when you are ordained I can present you with a living.

  5. No more interesting work can be imagined.

  6. He has money, and therefore can always command the society of a select circle of parasites.

  7. We can heartily recommend this little handbook on the subject as one of the best we have seen for beginners in the study.

  8. Bevan can thrill the sense of strong sympathy with almost the pathos of Hood.

  9. Concealed from them he is following Mr. Van Antwerp, and there can be but one purpose in his coming here,--Nellie.

  10. As Mr. Foster once expressed it in speaking of this very case, "Mrs. Rayner can talk more charity and show less than any woman I know.

  11. I think the captain will go, too, just as soon as he can arrange for leave of absence," was the low-toned answer.

  12. Nobody can touch them that I do not wake; and my revolver is here under the blanket.

  13. Is it that I am cold and utterly heartless that I can sit and write so calmly in reply to your fervent and appealing letter?

  14. There had been a silence for a moment as she looked around upon the few pictures and upon that bareness and coldness which, do what he will, no man can eradicate from his abiding-place until he calls in the deft and dainty hand of woman.

  15. You sleep like a log, I see, and I can only take cat-naps.

  16. For a moment not one word was spoken in the watching group: then Miss Travers's voice was heard: "What can it be?

  17. What on earth can we be stopping so long here for?

  18. But what can he want with her--her rightful lover?

  19. When Mr. Hayne, running down the steps, gains his way to the space beneath the piazza, no trace of the fugitive can he find.

  20. Once East again, you and I can go our ways; I won't burden you longer; but is it not better that you should tell me in what way your husband or you can have been injured by what I have done?

  21. Some victims, of course, they have secured, and there are no devices of commanding officers which can protect their men against those sharks of the prairies when the men themselves are bound to tempt Providence and play.

  22. Further, he makes Benjamin Wouldbe exclaim: 'Show me that proud stoick that can bear success and Champain; philosophy can support us in hard fortune, but who can have patience in prosperity?

  23. Almost everywhere they ask for dry wine, but at the same time require it so vinous and so strong that there is scarcely any other than the wine of Sillery which can satisfy them.

  24. The matting can then be used as a shelter to the young vines in spring, as a south wall to aid the ripening of the grapes in summer, and as a protection against rain and autumn frosts.

  25. Illustration] If Reims be the titular capital of the Champagne wine-trade, Epernay can boast of containing the establishments of some of the most eminent firms engaged therein.

  26. In 1631 we find the town council deciding to present 'six caques of white wine, the best that can be found,' to M.

  27. When Champagne goes rightly, nothing can well go wrong.

  28. I can easily tease my mare back from papa.

  29. I valued your friendship tremendously--valued it more than I can tell, and now I am losing it without even knowing why.

  30. They're shot down faster than they can set them up.

  31. You can go away this moment, and never write, or anything!

  32. I can make this car move in five minutes,' he said, climbing into the tonneau and motioning with his hand for me to take the other seat.

  33. I read of the engagement in the papers, and I can not recollect that it was ever contradicted or anything.

  34. You simply can not act so dishonorably, Jones.

  35. It isn't everybody can do that with an automobile.

  36. Oh, I can answer for his being all right, Bishop.

  37. There are some emotions that can not be put into words," she answered.

  38. How can I tell Hairy and Nelly you're such a pig?

  39. You say you can answer for him," said the bishop genially.

  40. Eric circles smoothly round above the wood, and then crosses back over no-man's-land to fly low, so that I can see the wood obliquely.

  41. How many can the draughtsmen print before to-morrow?

  42. Therefore canvas screens about 20 feet high have been erected, so that, if necessary, troops, and even lorries, can hurry by.

  43. But I count on your understanding that I've got more work to do than I can manage.

  44. You see, no sniping or anything like that can be organized yet.

  45. And, really, the work is all so vital that I don't see how they ever can expect to get any exercise.

  46. Hale was riding her, as I never take Swallow closer than I can help.

  47. No rewards, honours, no fame, can ever be enough for them.

  48. What question can I have asked a week ago to which the answer is a rabbit?

  49. We have to tear round and find out where the various divisions can go.

  50. Only the lights visible now, but you can hear the hum of the engines a long way off.

  51. Below-ground (or as far below as they can get in the time) live men.

  52. They must ask one of the orderlies if they can see me.

  53. You can tell them (the tear shells), they said, by the fluttering sound, and they knock up no earth and make very little smoke.

  54. However, I'll tell you what I can without disclosing any names of places.

  55. Only such a brilliant exploit can be accepted as excuse for such an execrable joke.

  56. Now, Millicant, you and I can do what we please.

  57. Besides, the fools will lose a day's work by it, and that is more than I can afford to do.

  58. Thus every dog and cat agrees, When they can settle their own fees.

  59. Or, if the light is too strong for flat negatives, the reflector can be removed entirely, or to the same end a sheet of yellow glass can be substituted for the ground-glass, thus increasing contrasts.

  60. The bolting silk can be bought by the square yard of dealers in photographic supplies, and should be stretched evenly over a frame made of quarter- and half-inch wood, being tacked between the two strips.

  61. Development should be conducted at a distance of several feet from the light, and when almost completed, the tray can be brought close under the light to enable the worker to stop it at exactly the right moment.

  62. Very tasteful vignettes can be made in this way.

  63. Where this is not desirable, a mask can be cut for the sky portion and used slightly while the foreground is being printed.

  64. Local reduction or intensification of the negative is seldom necessary, as better results can usually be obtained with bromide paper by dodging in the printing.

  65. The printing is almost as quick as contact printing, and the size of the prints can be varied instantly.

  66. This can best be effected just after the prints come from the hypo.

  67. This frame can be easily adjusted to fit over the paper on the screen.

  68. They tell how to make prints for book, magazine and newspaper publishers, and show how you can make money during spare time.

  69. This can readily be accomplished by placing the graduate in a receptacle containing ice-water in summer or hot water in winter.

  70. When the light is weak the ground-glass can be removed entirely; the negative will thus be viewed directly against the white reflector.

  71. The former can be obtained from any reliable drug store or photographic dealer.

  72. For these experiments waste or imperfect black prints can be used with practical economy, the chief object being to watch the progress of toning and chemical changes.

  73. In this way unduly deep shadows can be softened, veiled high lights brightened, or almost any modification obtained which may be deemed desirable.

  74. Then, as she remembered the coming of Uncle Nat and the exposure she so much dreaded, she buried her face in her hands, and in the bitterness of her humiliation cried out, "It is more than I can bear!

  75. But I can economize in one way," she said, half aloud, and crossing the room she turned down the astral lamp which was burning brightly upon the table.

  76. Mother can work a little harder," she thought.

  77. I can do almost as much as Bridget, and you won't have to pay me either.

  78. Mother won't of course insist upon her having all that money, for she will be well enough off without it, and if Mr. Hastings ever does propose, I can have a handsome outfit!

  79. We can hardly manage to live now, and it is not my duty to incur an additional expense.

  80. We can tell him how rapidly she has improved, and how rejoiced we are that it is so.

  81. We can come home on the eleven o'clock train.

  82. We can manage her better if she thinks she is dependent upon us.

  83. Now, by my halidom, this is more than I can bear!

  84. Your armour is of steel so pure that no battle-axe can bruise, no weapon pierce it.

  85. Now, if the good fairy can be found, we may tell her of the Giant's death, and bring her hither to restore them to their natural shapes.

  86. It will hew asunder the hardest flint, or cut the strongest steel, and in its pummel such magic virtue lies, that neither treason nor witchcraft can prevail against you, or any violence be offered as long as you wear it.

  87. For, from the observations I have made of these Knights' gallantry, I can pledge my imperial word that they will not refuse your moderate and modest requests.

  88. A magic sword, by which alone the Magician can be conquered, is held in a rock near his castle.

  89. If we can possess ourselves of it, she will be completely in our power, and we can work our will within the magic cavern.

  90. It is not Georgia can harbour me when thou art absent.

  91. For, remember, that only one wife can he have, whatever may be the custom in Asia.

  92. What men dare they can do," answered the Squire, nodding his head, for he was very sleepy.

  93. No, Sabra, George of England was born in a country where true chivalry is nourished, and hath sworn to see the world, as far as the lamp of heaven can lend him light, before he is fettered in the golden chains of wedlock.

  94. You'll never get away from them again--I can tell you that right now!

  95. All I can tell you is this: I am followed everywhere I go.

  96. I don't care what, if only I can go with you?

  97. Nothing can alter it--nothing you learn about your origin can exalt that friendship.

  98. Only a sodger can whistle the tune That coaxes the heart out of Eileen Aroon!

  99. Now, trot along to Selinda, and when you're fixed up you can have the run of the place to yourself.

  100. But I can't sit still and twirl my thumbs while people blow up a canal belonging to an ally of France, can I?

  101. Hired thugs can be handled in only two ways--beat 'em up or call in the police.

  102. As soon as I can find her," nodded Westmore, giving his fresh bow-tie a most killing twist.

  103. But I don't believe I can stand this Hun business much longer without enlisting with the Canadians.

  104. Only my wits can ever answer me any questions.

  105. Isn't it odd how a girl can so completely lose her nerve after a thing is all over?

  106. France, the sanctuary of Truth and all her ancient and her future liberties; France, blossoming domain of Love in Love's million exquisite transfigurations, wherein only the eye of faith can recognise the winged god amid his camouflage!

  107. From the window just below on the left can be seen the house of one of Miss Betham-Edwards's confreres, Mr. Coventry Patmore, the poet.

  108. Not a yard can be seen in advance, more by good luck than good guiding the right train is somehow found, and, half an hour later, it is delightful to find the enemy is left behind, and that there is once more cheerful daylight.

  109. One of her earliest recollections is of the poet Southey, and that to this day she can recall to mind his peculiar face, his dark eyes, full of fire, his eagle nose, and thin figure.

  110. She never hesitates for a moment to give up the most important professional work if she can do anything in the way of nursing or comforting any of them, and she is the one to whom each of the family turns in any crisis of life.

  111. This grand old hunter, though twenty years old, can still hold his own after hounds, indeed, Butlin observes that "there is not a horse in the country who can jump or gallop against him for a four mile run.

  112. I can only tell you that all that makes life worth living came to me through writing those books.

  113. On a clear day, such as the present, no view can be more exhilarating, and the ridge on which Miss Betham-Edwards's cottage stands is lifted high above the noise of the road below.

  114. Not only are the long satin curtains, the pillows, cushions, and dainty lamp shades all made by her own hands; but she can cut out and sew any article of feminine apparel.

  115. Then I let these characters speak for themselves in my mind, and if they do not individualize themselves, I never feel that I can portray them satisfactorily.

  116. I can even recall to mind the dress that she wore on the occasion.

  117. No solitary copy can be seen, in the well-filled book-cases, of the author's works.

  118. From the window, which looks out to the south-east, can be seen the rifle range and tobogganing ground.

  119. I can understand the country, I am not afraid of saying stupid things about it.

  120. To mingle with the laughing crowd, Yet feel we are alone; To know there's not one human heart Can understand our own.

  121. Companion of my youth, can it be possible thy manly form is hid beneath this grassy mound at my feet?

  122. Nor fairy tale, nor minstrel lyre, Can with their magic power entrance, Or one impassion'd thought inspire.

  123. That is the great connecting link between time and eternity, and doomed, by the order of nature, to live forever, and the boundless ages of eternity alone can fully develop its faculties, or define its station.

  124. The wife smiled faintly upon him, and replied: "Even now there is such a weariness in my limbs that I do not feel as though I scarcely can reach our little cottage home, where we have spent so many happy hours together.

  125. It takes all he can earn to support his sick mother, and let me tell you your chance will be a small one.

  126. Nor is it 'neath the Myrtle, Where each butterfly Can brush your lady's kirtle, Flitting by!

  127. Christ is lifted high, Thy conqu'ring sword to bless; Smiles the pure monarch of the sky-- Thy king can do no less.

  128. Where is the Land of Kisses, Can you say, say, say?

  129. I can see thee, Where the fountains foam, Twining my red roses In her golden comb!

  130. I give thee gold--red gold alone Can crown a king each hour!

  131. In grief which they alone can feel Who from a mother's wrong appeal, With blended lines of fear and hope We cast our country's horoscope.

  132. THANK God for rest, where none molest, And none can make afraid; For Peace that sits as Plenty's guest Beneath the homestead shade!

  133. For naught can man avail; Oh, woe betide the ship that lacks Her rudder and her sail!

  134. And he said: "Who hears can never Fear for or doubt you; What shall I tell the children Up North about you?

  135. What righteous cause can suffer harm If He its part has taken?

  136. Joint heirs and kinfolk, leagues of wave Nor length of years can part us Your right is ours to shrine and grave, The common freehold of the brave, The gift of saints and martyrs.

  137. I can settle accounts with these men alone.

  138. His name is execrated to this day in the national songs and ballads of the Ukraine, where his memory appears to be cordially hated, while the names of his enemies are crowned with all the tribute of honour and love that song can offer.

  139. That night on the banks of the Borysthenes Peter pitched his tent in joy and gratitude such as no words can describe.

  140. I can never forget your disobedience; it is for me the unpardonable thing.

  141. I can build a fleet, there is no fear of that.

  142. I doubt whether I can spare you; you have made yourself too useful to me.

  143. Children are sometimes killed by gathering and eating poisonous berries, wrongly inferring that they can be eaten, because other berries, of a somewhat similar appearance, have been found agreeable and harmless.

  144. This because "from two particular premises no conclusion can be drawn.

  145. If one of two sub-contraries is true, nothing can be inferred concerning the other.

  146. As Brooks says: "Generalization lies at the basis of language: only as man can form general conceptions is it possible for him to form a language.

  147. Hyslop says: "Whatever distinguishes one object from another can be called the differentia.

  148. This, because "from two negative propositions nothing can be inferred.

  149. A percept can be described by particulars; a concept can be described only by generals.

  150. The former can usually be represented by an image, the latter cannot be imagined, it can only be thought.

  151. Hence analogy can pretend to only a high degree of probability.

  152. The Law of Contradiction, which states that: "No thing can at the same time and place both be and not be.

  153. Halleck says: "After Induction has classified certain phenomena and thus given us a major premise, we may proceed deductively to apply the inference to any new specimen that can be shown to belong to that class.

  154. The only rule that can be given is this; that the more closely two things resemble each other, the more likely it is that they are the same in other respects, especially in points closely connected with those observed.

  155. The only rule that can be given to assist us is that if things resemble each other in a few properties only, we must observe many instances before inferring that these properties will always be joined together in other cases.

  156. Species is a term denoting: "a smaller class of objects than a genus, and of two or more of which a genus is composed; a predicable that expresses the whole essence of its subject in so far as any common term can express it.

  157. The above list will hopefully give you a few useful examples demonstrating the appropriate usage of "can" in a variety of sentences. We hope that you will now be able to make sentences using this word.
    Other words:
    ass; bag; banish; barrel; basement; basket; bathroom; beam; behind; boot; bottle; bottom; bounce; box; break; brig; bucket; bum; bump; burden; bust; buttocks; can; capsule; case; cashier; cask; chamber; cheek; clink; closet; college; convenience; cooler; coop; crate; degrade; depose; deprive; destroyer; discharge; dish; dismiss; displace; drop; encase; expel; fill; fire; freezer; freight; furlough; hamper; head; heap; jail; jar; jug; keep; kick; lade; latrine; lavatory; load; lockup; mass; outhouse; pack; package; parcel; pen; penitentiary; pile; pocket; pot; potty; preserve; prison; privy; receptacle; reformatory; release; remove; replace; retire; sack; seat; ship; stack; stern; stir; stockade; stool; store; stow; strip; surplus; suspend; tail; tank; throne; tin; toilet; tush; urinal; washroom

    Some related collocations, pairs and triplets of words:
    can never; can only; can scarcely; can think; candied orange; cane sugar; cannabis indica; cannon ball; cannon shot; cannot but; cannot comprehend; cannot conceive; cannot consent; cannot deny; cannot escape; cannot express; cannot imagine; cannot know; cannot possibly; cannot represent; cannot say; cannot think; cannot understand; cannot well; canoe came; canto fermo