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Had not.‘I hadn't a clue what he was talking about’
- ‘The only problem is that he would have achieved exactly the same effect if he hadn't made the ad at all.’
- ‘Who would have thought about her age if she hadn't waved it like a flag in everyone's faces?’
- ‘We are absolutely convinced if we hadn't taken him for a third opinion he would have died.’
- ‘Every doctor who came to see me afterwards said they hadn't expected to see me alive again.’
- ‘The problem was we hadn't been able to hold the ball up front, so it came back straightaway.’
- ‘The minister said it was a long time ago, and that he hadn't enjoyed the experience.’
- ‘He believes if he hadn't learned the procedure at first aid courses she would have died.’
- ‘Was it a rich sensory experience that took your head to places you hadn't known existed?’
- ‘Both dishes were huge and we were relieved we hadn't ordered an appetizer per person.’
- ‘I can only imagine what would have happened to me if my friends hadn't been so great.’
- ‘I dread to think what would have happened if she hadn't had us looking out for her.’
- ‘It could have been much higher if we hadn't decided to take some painful decisions.’
- ‘We feel if we hadn't gone to this incident the property would have been destroyed.’
- ‘She told me how she hadn't wanted to have a mentor, but her teacher made her join the programme.’
- ‘She also added on the final page a note that she hadn't taken all the photographs.’
- ‘It if it hadn't been for that phone call I would never have believed it was possible.’
- ‘My garage was so full of this kind of stuff, that I hadn't seen the back wall for a couple of years.’
- ‘If they hadn't got him up within an hour, the circulation would have gone in his legs.’
- ‘The service up to that point hadn't been so bad, although no one had offered to hang up our coats.’
- ‘He buried himself in the speech he was writing and pretended he hadn't a clue who I was.’
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