Origin of could
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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH couldcan, could
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Note: These are only a handful of many aborted could-be classics.
Many men (and women) evaluated Sarah Palin, the could-have-been GOP vice president from Alaska, based on her appearance.Everyday Sexism Creator Laura Bates on Helping Women Speak Out|Anna Klassen|April 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Is this year's Sundance sales frenzy a direct result of last year's little-movie-that-could?
Jerry Brown, California's once and could-be future governor, is a master of reinvention, just like the pop icon.
That ugly fellow who swore at me the day before was in the boat, and I c-could understand him.Ben Comee|M. J. (Michael Joseph) Canavan
And Glora and Alan—in our present size-could doubtless disembark safely.Astounding Stories, March, 1931|Various
If only she could summon him from the moonlight out there; if only she were a witch-could see him, know where he was, what doing!Saint's Progress|John Galsworthy
He was all innuendo and strange hints and whispered secrets, and I-could-if-I-woulds.Nights|Elizabeth Robins Pennell
Anthony said you-could hear Emmy's tongue striking the roof of her-mouth all thee time.The Tree of Heaven|May Sinclair
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see can (could) do with; see with half an eye, could. Also see under can; couldn't.