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Example sentences for "would have"

  • He expected that his companions, weary and stiffened, would have to be driven to this assault, but as he turned toward them he perceived with a certain surprise that they were giving quick and unqualified expressions of assent.

  • He would have liked to have used a tremendous force, he said, throw off himself and become a better.

  • It would have been an empty stage if it were not for a few corpses that lay thrown and twisted into fantastic shapes upon the sward.

  • Celia had those light young feminine tastes which grave and weatherworn gentlemen sometimes prefer in a wife; but happily Mr. Casaubon's bias had been different, for he would have had no chance with Celia.

  • I am sure he would have been a good husband.

  • It would have marked a want of foresight in the convention, which our own experience would have rendered inexcusable.

  • In the first case, he would have to corrupt a smaller number; in the last, a greater number.

  • That the huge, fierce brute loved this child of another race is beyond question, and he, too, gave to the great, hairy beast all the affection that would have belonged to his fair young mother had she lived.

  • His wild jungle life had inured him to the sight of dead and dying animals, and had he known that he was looking upon the remains of his own father and mother he would have been no more greatly moved.

  • Had the opportunity presented itself he would have escaped, but solely because his judgment told him he was no match for the great thing which confronted him.

  • In another moment he would have passed by and this strange narrative would never have been recorded.

  • Archie, would have understood, she comprehended perfectly.

  • If I hadn't let go there, it would have made me rich.

  • Even in Colorado he would have had no pretext for divorce, and, to do him justice, he had never thought of such a thing.

  • It is certain that the young girl's love for Stephen received a fanning from her father's opposition which made it blaze with a dozen times the intensity it would have exhibited if left alone.

  • He says I am to write and say you are to stay no longer on any consideration--that he would have done it all in three hours very easily.

  • But at mention of Chauvelin's name she started in quick alarm, afraid for the dear life she would have died to save.

  • If she had offered to come aboard I really think I would have tried to shoot her,' said the man of patches, nervously.

  • He would have been a splendid leader of an extreme party.

  • I think I would have raised an outcry if I had believed my eyes.

  • It was a moment of triumph for the wilderness, an invading and vengeful rush which, it seemed to me, I would have to keep back alone for the salvation of another soul.

  • I was within a hair's breadth of the last opportunity for pronouncement, and I found with humiliation that probably I would have nothing to say.

  • Another idol has displaced me; and if it can cheer and comfort you in time to come, as I would have tried to do, I have no just cause to grieve.

  • If the good Saint Dunstan had but nipped the Evil Spirit's nose with a touch of such weather as that, instead of using his familiar weapons, then indeed he would have roared to lusty purpose.

  • It hath happen'd all as I would have had it, save that he comes not along with her.

  • I must attend mine office, Or would have done't myself.

  • I'll have no more pity of his age than I would have of- I'll beat him, and if I could but meet him again.

  • Menas, I did not think This amorous surfeiter would have donn'd his helm For such a petty war; his soldiership Is twice the other twain.

  • He would have found me an apartment himself, and lent me furniture -- did I really mean that I had gone to the expense of buying it?

  • The suggestion sent a ray of hope in all their breasts, but I would have nothing to do with it.

  • How much easier it would have been to have gone to Jubal in the first place!

  • I would have been no true Mezop had I evaded my plain duty; but it was a pleasure in this instance for I like you.

  • While you were battling with Jubal, I could have run to the edge of the forest, and when I learned the outcome of the combat it would have been a simple thing to have eluded you and returned to my own people.

  • Besides, the door never opened, or I would have heard it.

  • I said I would have nothing to do with violence.

  • It would have been an easier task a week ago," said he.

  • You know, Watson, I don't mind confessing to you that I have always had an idea that I would have made a highly efficient criminal.

  • He lifted his cap courteously, but he would have passed on in silence, if Anne had not stopped and held out her hand.

  • I suppose my father could have been a good man even if he had been called Jedediah; but I'm sure it would have been a cross.

  • Miss Barry asked me what my opinion was, but I said I would have to think it over very seriously before I could tell her what I really thought.

  • I thought how splendid it would have been if Diana had only been going to study for the Entrance, too.

  • I would have endured it joyfully for your sake.

  • Meno: Therefore, I would have to give to you the freedom to own the money, before I could give you the money, would I not?

  • The bigger the decisions I have to make, the more help and advice I get in the making of them, so I would have to agree.

  • Meno: (turns to the boy) You are aware that a servant may not own the amount of gold I would have to give you, should you win the day?

  • Well it would have to be a whole number to be one of those, would it not, and we saw the other day what happens to whole numbers when they are squared?

  • The above list will hopefully provide you with a few useful examples demonstrating the appropriate usage of "would have" in a variety of sentences. We hope that you will now be able to make sentences using this group of words.

    Some common collocations, pairs and triplets of words:
    expressed their; furnished with; why hast thou forsaken; would agree; would arrive; would begin; would break; would bring; would cost; would endeavour; would explain; would frequently; would have been better; would kill; would not live alway; would observe; would refer; would remember; would reply; would show; would succeed; would turn; would understand; would venture; would walk; would yield