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- ‘If a student is in debt or a bit cash-strapped they shouldn't put themselves at risk.’
- ‘I reckon the next generation of royals will finish it off for good, so it shouldn't be long.’
- ‘You shouldn't worry, many of us find it hard to be creative enough just to get out of bed in the mornings.’
- ‘We shouldn't be there of course, but the people we have there are the best in the world.’
- ‘It may be fashionable nowadays to claim that this was a war that shouldn't have been fought.’
- ‘He was walking with a stick and I thought he looked awful and shouldn't have gone back so soon.’
- ‘Maybe we shouldn't be relying on charm as any sort of reliable indicator of character.’
- ‘It shouldn't take me that long to do it but I'm sure I can stretch it out a little bit.’
- ‘Instead of wringing his hands, shouldn't he be finding out where the van came from?’
- ‘Tearing animals apart for fun shouldn't be part of a civilised and humane society.’
- ‘A corollary to this is that you shouldn't assume everybody has to do a bit of everything.’
- ‘It shouldn't have happened because you are not allowed to have glasses in the toilets.’
- ‘People like you, at your stage of life really shouldn't be working for anyone else.’
- ‘Perhaps we shouldn't be surprised, given that a trip home will take him five hours.’
- ‘Of course we shouldn't cover the ocean with plastic or dredge the sea floor or cut down forests.’
- ‘This was a very unfortunate incident and the fact is the horses shouldn't have been there.’
- ‘The ban means that any resident who lights up where they shouldn't could face eviction.’
- ‘We live in a mixed society now and this sort of thing is disgusting and shouldn't be tolerated.’
- ‘The moral of this story is that two thirds of the world shouldn't read it, as it will only confuse them.’
- ‘Far be it for me to stereotype, but shouldn't she be writing about catwalks and cocaine?’
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