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Definition of Can

  • an obs. form of began, imp. & p. p. of Begin, sometimes used in old poetry. See Gan
  • A drinking cup; a vessel for holding liquids.
  • A vessel or case of tinned iron or of sheet metal, of various forms, but usually cylindrical; as, a can of tomatoes; an oil can; a milk can.
  • To preserve by putting in sealed cans
  • To be able; -- followed by an infinitive without to; as, I can go, but do not wish to.
  • airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.
  • a room or building equipped with one or more toilets
  • a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination
  • the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
  • a buoy with a round bottom and conical top
  • the quantity contained in a can
  • preserve in a can or tin
  • terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position

How to use can in a sentence. Can pronunciation.

And when he's seen it fall at last, he'll remember but the fun of the chase; and the bird may get to its tree-top again-if it can-if it can-if it can, my lord!
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After five years I left, with a bald head at twenty-nine, and a little book of noble thoughts-Tips for the Tired, or Things you can say To-day on what you can do to-morrow.
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But a strong man here at the head, with a sword in his hand, peace in his heart, who'd be just and poor-how can you make officials honest when you take all you can get yourself-!
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Thinks nobody can see through him, and there's nobody that can't.
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You can trust him who brings this to you; he is a distant cousin of my own.
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Does any human being know what he can bear of temptation or of the daily pressure of the life around him?
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I begin to see how near good is to evil; how near faith is to unfaith; and how difficult it is to judge from actions only; how little we can know to-day what we shall feel tomorrow.
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I know I'm ignorant and selfish and feeble-minded, but I can see farther than you think.
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He had planned, planned-ah, God, can you not see it all!
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She shuddered, and buried her face in her hands for a moment, then went on: "I can never forgive myself for going to the Palace with him.
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You have shown me that I was right in my first impulse, and that is all I can say for myself.
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We can do nothing more.
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I can aid thee in the great task.
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There can be no reform from outside.
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If these guilty men are seized, can the army be trusted?
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It can serve no end to withhold the writing to the army.
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Examples of Can

Example #1
That is what his father was, the last Earl, and that is what he is who left my door but now.
Example #2
A poor sparrow on a tree-top, if you tell him he must not have it, he will hunt it down the world till it is his, as though it was a bird of paradise.
Example #3
I lost my hair worrying, but I learned to be patient.
Example #4
We had good hands, but it had the joker.
Example #5
But, no, I guess it's no good.
Example #6
We want every land to do as we do; and we want to make 'em do it.