CANNOT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of CANNOT
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cannot
 v.  can not
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  The proportion of blood cannot be more than one in a million.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER I. MR. SHERLOCK HOLMES
2  "I cannot help feeling that Gregson is right, sir," remarked Lestrade.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VII. LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
3  There are few who cannot recall that day and remember the one little incident which heralded the dawn of a new life.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER II. THE FLOWER OF UTAH
4  As to what occurred there, we cannot do better than quote the old hunter's own account, as duly recorded in Dr. Watson's Journal, to which we are already under such obligations.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER V. THE AVENGING ANGELS
5  He does not give milk, he does not lay eggs, he is too weak to pull the plough, he cannot run fast enough to catch rabbits.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter I
6  I cannot describe that dream to you.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter I
7  We will teach this miserable traitor that he cannot undo our work so easily.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VI
8  Things cannot continue as they are.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER SEARCH FOR MR. HYDE
9  My good Utterson," said the doctor, "this is very good of you, this is downright good of you, and I cannot find words to thank you in.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER DR. JEKYLL WAS QUITE AT EASE
10  I am quite sure of him," replied Jekyll; "I have grounds for certainty that I cannot share with any one.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER INCIDENT OF THE LETTER
11  I cannot say that I care what becomes of Hyde; I am quite done with him.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER INCIDENT OF THE LETTER
12  I have brought on myself a punishment and a danger that I cannot name.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER REMARKABLE INCIDENT OF DR. LANYON
13  A voice answered from within: "Tell him I cannot see any one," it said complainingly.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER THE LAST NIGHT
14  DEAR LANYON, You are one of my oldest friends; and although we may have differed at times on scientific questions, I cannot remember, at least on my side, any break in our affection.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER DR. LANYON'S NARRATIVE
15  What he told me in the next hour, I cannot bring my mind to set on paper.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER DR. LANYON'S NARRATIVE
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  You cannot legally take possession of the property until three weeks after the contract is signed.
17  Time past cannot be called back again.
18  If a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.
19  Experts cannot agree on the causes of criminal behaviour.
20  Changes are being made here which go against my principles and I cannot agree with them.
21  With respect to your proposal, we are sorry to say that we cannot agree to it.
22  I cannot agree with your opinions.
23  The law cannot make all men equal, but they are all equal before the law.
24  We cannot allow such behaviour to continue unchecked.
25  We cannot allow dogmatism to stand in the way of progress.
26  If the compasses feet moving, forever also cannot draw a circle.
27  We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
28  Among a people general corrupt, liberty cannot long exist.
29  Meanwhile, they should encourage those among us who cannot swim five yards before they are gasping for air.
30  Truth and love are two of the most powerful things in the world; and when they both go together they cannot easily be withstood.