can vs may

can may

Definitions

  • 1) A hawthorn or its blossoms.
  • 2) The merrymaking of May Day.
  • 3) the first day of May; -- celebrated in the rustic parts of England by the crowning of a May queen with a garland, and by dancing about a May pole.
  • 4) any May-day sport.
  • 5) (Bot.) The flowers of the hawthorn; -- so called from their time of blossoming; also, the hawthorn.
  • 6) (Zoöl.) any one of numerous species of large lamellicorn beetles that appear in the winged state in May. They belong to Melolontha, and allied genera. Called also June beetle.
  • 7) (Zoöl.) any species of Ephemera, and allied genera; -- so called because the mature flies of many species appear in May. See Ephemeral fly, under Ephemeral.
  • 8) (Bot.) a plant that flowers in May; also, its blossom. See Mayflower, in the vocabulary.
  • 9) obsolete A maiden.
  • 10) the queen or lady of May, in old May games.
  • 11) The fifth month of the year, containing thirty-one days.
  • 12) The early part or springtime of life.
  • 13) the morning dew of the first day of May, to which magical properties were attributed.
  • 14) (Bot.) the fruit of an American plant (Podophyllum peltatum). Also, the plant itself (popularly called mandrake), which has two lobed leaves, and bears a single egg-shaped fruit at the forking. The root and leaves, used in medicine, are powerfully drastic.
  • 15) (Bot.) a shrubby species of Spiræa (Spiræa hypericifolia) with many clusters of small white flowers along the slender branches.
  • 16) A maiden; a virgin.
  • 17) Figuratively, the early part or springtime of life.
  • 18) The fifth month of the year, consisting of thirty-one days, reckoned on the continent of Europe and in America as the last month of spring, but in Great Britain commonly as the first of summer.
  • 19) [lowercase] The hawthorn: so called because it blooms in May. Also May-bush.
  • 20) In Cambridge University, England, the Easter-term examination.
  • 21) The festivities or games of May-day.
  • 22) A kinsman.
  • 23) Some other plant, especially species of Spiræa: as, Italian may.
  • 24) A person.
  • 25) are used as equivalent to possibly, perhaps, maybe, by chance, peradventure. See 1st Maybe.
  • 26) Liberty; permission; allowance.
  • 27) Modesty, courtesy, or concession, or a desire to soften a question or remark.
  • 28) Ability, competency, or possibility; -- now oftener expressed by can.
  • 29) Desire or wish, as in prayer, imprecation, benediction, and the like.
  • 30) Contingency or liability; possibility or probability.
  • 31) Inconcessiveclauses.
  • 32) To be obliged, as where rules of construction or legal doctrine call for a specified interpretation of a word used in a law or legal document.
  • 33) Used to indicate a certain measure of likelihood or possibility.
  • 34) Used to express a desire or fervent wish.
  • 35) Used to express contingency, purpose, or result in clauses introduced by that or so that.
  • 36) To be allowed or permitted to.

Examples

  • 1) Crew can take extended leave or go skiing for the weekend.
  • 2) Such companies can be used to cut tax payments legally.
  • 3) What food fashion can we look forward to now?
  • 4) We will see if he can make the difference.
  • 5) Yet being a doctor can be hard.
  • 6) The judgment opens a can of worms.
  • 7) Now anyone can access millions of sources of information at the touch of a button.
  • 8) We make sure you can mix paint.
  • 9) They can buy a normal hoodie.
  • 10) It's the kind of bonus that can give a film such as this a vital box-office boost.
  • 11) With food poisoning you can feel better after around six or eight hours.
  • 12) Now it can be hard rowing sometimes against the past wind.
  • 13) Up to four people can eat together per voucher and set of four tokens.
  • 14) They are fully aware of the risks and how easily something can go wrong.
  • 15) You can only carry on doing that for a short period.
  • 16) The interview can also be used to focus on job problems and how these might be tackled.
  • 17) Trees grown in containers can be planted at any time.
  • 18) Realising the power of discounts and how much money you can make by being frugal.
  • 19) The fact that anyone can make content is only meaningful if others can enjoy it.
  • 20) You can see the paint coming out of the painting.
  • 21) You had a beer can for your tea.
  • 22) They can often feel empty and neglected as a result.
  • 23) So where can you buy an original?
  • 24) It is illegal to carry petrol in cans in the car.
  • 25) Surely no one can drink like that any more?
  • 26) Whether you can get hold of your underwear is a different matter.
  • 27) Visit at different times of day so you can check out the neighbourhood.
  • 28) The metal implant can contain insulin which is released slowly through a gel barrier.
  • 29) The change means the cheapest can of lager will cost around 40p from next spring.
  • 30) ‘What they want is one or two books a week which sell in thousands, pretty much as fast as they can unpack them.’
  • 31) ‘It turns out men and women can set the alarm clock or preset some radio stations with equal ease.’
  • 32) ‘From the ridge he could see for miles in all directions as the horizon stretched away into the misty mountains.’
  • 33) ‘Sometimes she could not get her car out of the garage because rubbish bags were against them.’
  • 34) ‘Dedicating a room to formal dining and nothing else is a luxury most of us can ill afford.’
  • 35) ‘The challenge for me is first to make the final and then to go as fast as I can.’
  • 36) ‘If you are not working but can still afford it, consider contributing to your pension.’
  • 37) ‘You travel four times faster than you can walk using the same amount of energy.’
  • 38) ‘They rip up old track quickly and lay new track much faster than can be completed by hand.’
  • 39) ‘Your best return is likely to be had by reducing the debt as fast as you can.’
  • 40) ‘At six or seven years old, if you can run fast you're a great player and everyone wants you in their team.’
  • 41) ‘I also work hard but because I am taxed to the hilt I can rarely afford to play hard.’
  • 42) ‘His wife and family did what they could to make life bearable, but his loneliness remained.’
  • 43) ‘Phil on the other hand drives fast and you can feel it when he changes the gears but it's not too bad.’
  • 44) ‘Somehow the gap between what can be afforded and the price of houses must be bridged.’
  • 45) ‘Anyone can drive fast, what's more important is how good you car looks when it stops.’
  • 46) ‘The gallery is full of extraordinary art with price tags people can actually afford.’
  • 47) ‘As well as losing her speech, Holly's eyesight is fading fast and she can no longer walk.’
  • 48) ‘In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as its slowest brain cells.’
  • 49) ‘She has seen the effect council cuts and price increases have had on those who can least afford them.’
  • 50) ‘The police are eager to speak to anyone who can help us to find and arrest the culprits.’
  • 51) ‘You just know that as soon as he can speak, he's going to be asked what he thinks of Joe being his father.’
  • 52) ‘Not only can he not read music, he cannot read at all.’
  • 53) ‘At times like these I wish I could drive.’
  • 54) ‘I was raised around horses and could ride before I could walk.’
  • 55) ‘He has great skills, can punch, has good hand-speed and he fought exceptionally well.’
  • 56) ‘While she could play a few instruments and sing quite well, his daughter had no interest whatsoever in being a musician.’
  • 57) ‘Why does Paul use a translator to communicate with a man whose language he can speak?’
  • 58) ‘His greatest skill is that he can cook a meal of four dishes and a soup in less than half an hour in the field.’
  • 59) ‘All you need to do is bring the child up in a group of other humans who can speak.’
  • 60) ‘My belief is that voice recognition software is now so good that anyone can blog if they can speak.’
  • 61) ‘They let me work for them because they need people who can speak lots of languages.’
  • 62) ‘All the performers can dance, so what I was really observing was their personalities.’
  • 63) ‘I've been playing football since I could walk.’
  • 64) ‘I don't know anyone who can paint like me.’
  • 65) ‘Well, maybe it isn't fair that one very rich man can use his money to buy any player his club chooses.’
  • 66) ‘Byng is excited by the new opportunities publishing can enjoy through the internet.’
  • 67) ‘She can even check the timetable on her mobile phone to find out if Darren's bus has left on time.’
  • 68) ‘Do you have a file on him I could take a look at?’
  • 69) ‘It means parents can save money by booking their annual holiday just outside the peak season.’
  • 70) ‘I feel safer to know that my three older children can call me or I can call them on the mobile phone.’
  • 71) ‘You can usually choose the date for your operation, which is very rarely cancelled.’
  • 72) ‘There are a number of practical considerations governing the kind of tree we can choose.’
  • 73) ‘The grant is not ring-fenced, so the money can be spent any way the council chooses.’
  • 74) ‘You simply get to choose a smaller portion of any of the main courses, or you can choose to share a main course.’
  • 75) ‘You can choose a book from the full list on the library website and drop into your local library to borrow a copy.’
  • 76) ‘Participants can choose to do one, two or three peaks depending upon how far they want to walk.’
  • 77) ‘Always opt for four individual shots if possible so that you can choose the best of the four.’
  • 78) ‘Buyers can choose to take part for one day and visit the exhibition the next day, or for both days.’
  • 79) ‘You have a right to be offended by that, and if you are you can choose not to buy the records.’
  • 80) ‘Now I don't have too big a problem with all this as I can choose to read as much or as little as I want too.’
  • 81) ‘If that's true for you, then take a look at the wide variety of accessories you can choose from.’
  • 82) ‘The fund can be used for any purpose determined by the Secretary of the Treasury.’
  • 83) ‘In 1886, postcards gained the full authorization of the Congress of the Universal Postal Union and could be sent internationally.’
  • 84) ‘Breakfast could be eaten in the shade of the pines on the promontory while watching fishing boats putter across the waves.’
  • 85) ‘Instead, they can vote by phone, internet or drop their postal ballots off in person.’
  • 86) ‘I am not on the phone but anyone interested can write to me at the address below.’
  • 87) ‘We also need your name and a phone number so we can contact you as you might be needed to be a witness.’
  • 88) ‘Who but the most resentful can seriously doubt that he, too, belongs on that list?’
  • 89) ‘How many Japanese mobile phone owners can want to know about North London happenings?’
  • 90) ‘Now, if a telephone company can't even sort out their own phone lines, how can they sort out mine?’
  • 91) ‘How in that case, can the sky simply open and pour upon a whole big city hour after hour after hour of rain?’
  • 92) ‘What could be more perverse than playing hard to get when looking for the one we can really open up to?’
  • 93) ‘How misguided can you be to choose to eat your lunch in a place that has always been noted for pigeons?’
  • 94) ‘If this was the pinnacle of what the the tour can offer, what can the lower reaches be like?’
  • 95) ‘What can Blackburn offer these areas that their existing councils fail to provide?’
  • 96) ‘Players like that are few and far between and can we really afford to lose another of our goalscorers?’
  • 97) ‘Where could she be?’
  • 98) ‘If you live in New York City, you can't have missed the foundation's first set of ads.’
  • 99) ‘Surely he cannot be serious as to the farming out of such a serious subject as the future of the environment’
  • 100) ‘In just six weeks he has learned that the internet can be an extremely useful tool for research.’
  • 101) ‘Even November in Florida could be hot, and that day was no exception.’
  • 102) ‘Inscriptions in public places can also indicate the social status of the artist.’
  • 103) ‘I think some knowledge can be highly destructive, and all too often in this game, it is.’
  • 104) ‘When group thinking manifests itself in the form of group knowledge, then it can be a good thing.’
  • 105) ‘A little adrenaline can be useful but stress is generally not healthy or helpful.’
  • 106) ‘Just as easily as she could be annoying, she could turn around and be cute the next second.’
  • 107) ‘Make sure that the hole you put it into is wet as those little roots can dry out very fast.’
  • 108) ‘A rugby career only lasts so long, but friends you make can be useful in later life.’
  • 109) ‘Previous research has already indicated that vitamin C can do harm as well as good.’
  • 110) ‘Scotland have got some really useful forwards who can pose a threat to any side.’
  • 111) ‘In the early days after the birth, it can be useful to set aside some time to rest when the baby sleeps.’
  • 112) ‘You are told that you can open the door at any time you wish, but only once, and only briefly.’
  • 113) ‘Only law officers could legally bear arms.’
  • 114) ‘It takes a couple of seconds to phone a team doctor and check if you can take something.’
  • 115) ‘Signal controlled crossings mean pedestrians can only cross when permitted to do so.’
  • 116) ‘It argues that motorists are often confused as to how fast they can go on certain roads.’
  • 117) ‘Tell your child she can phone you at any time while away on a visit, if she's upset or worried in any way.’
  • 118) ‘At this time, civilians could not buy and operate surplus military aircraft in Australia.’
  • 119) ‘Secondly, the bigger casinos will need to get a regional licence before they can open.’
  • 120) ‘The men will also face restrictions on who they can meet and on access to mobile phones and the internet.’
  • 121) ‘Some other places can stay open for longer because they have an entertainment licence.’
  • 122) ‘Teenagers can't go into pubs and clubs without fake ID.’
  • 123) ‘canada, however, can only take 11 players to the Olympics.’
  • 124) ‘He emerged from the shop empty handed, and said: I'm sorry, can you lend me £6?’
  • 125) ‘can you open that window?’
  • 126) ‘can't you be more reasonable?’
  • 127) ‘Could you do me a favor?’
  • 128) ‘can't you go outside for a minute?’
  • 129) ‘Could you get me some of that shampoo?’
  • 130) ‘Could you not stick to what I actually said?’
  • 131) ‘I have a problem with my computer, can you help me?’
  • 132) ‘Could you please shed some light on this issue?’
  • 133) ‘Alice, can't you please offer any advice or give me a hand to overcome these uncontrollable urges?’
  • 134) ‘We could eat out somewhere and get to know each other if you want.’
  • 135) ‘Once again, can I reiterate my offer to Mrs Fell to go through any problems she has.’
  • 136) ‘We could have another go if you like?’
  • 137) ‘I can go a lot slower if you want.’
  • 138) ‘You can try calling him if you want to.’
  • 139) ‘Michael said he could take me and Christie home.’
  • 140) ‘‘We could stay another week,’ Trent suggested.’
  • 141) ‘The emphasis on cans and metal containers has allowed the company to focus on more than just its information and manufacturing systems.’
  • 142) ‘On the safety side of the issue, rust damage could occur to the bottoms of stored metal containers such as cans of thinner and other combustible fluids.’
  • 143) ‘The company, which has had to ship coffee in retro metal cans, is now telling retailers supplies will be back to normal by early December.’
  • 144) ‘Each student needs two metal cans with lids (a 5-gallon can and l-gallon can).’
  • 145) ‘Their prime customer, a manufacturer of metal cans, was delighted.’
  • 146) ‘All kinds of plastic packaging, metal cans, and other rubbish entangle and strangle sea turtles, sea birds, sea lions and fish.’
  • 147) ‘He looked at the two of them, then looked at all the metal cans on the floor of the opposite side of the room, as well as the burn marks along the wall.’
  • 148) ‘For example, one may think that recycling metal cans is important, but not recycle them because it takes too much time.’
  • 149) ‘There was a small crowd at the gate, with metal cans, who had come to collect milk.’
  • 150) ‘Rusty paint cans and twisted pieces of metal crunched underfoot as I carefully ran the rope over top of the junk and around the side of a huge misshapen refrigerator.’
  • 151) ‘The burglars made off with two 20-litre petrol cans and a welding machine.’
  • 152) ‘Plans are finalised, paint cans and brushes lined up, and the cheerful clatter of harmless domestic activities continues.’
  • 153) ‘The number of paint cans was unbelievable, and there were many different chemical compounds from oven cleaner to fertilizers, all free for the taking.’
  • 154) ‘In the close confines, she tripped over some paint cans.’
  • 155) ‘Mix them together and pour the paint back into the cans.’
  • 156) ‘Use old coffee cans for storing paint brushes and crayons.’
  • 157) ‘Because the oil-based paint comes in small cans and dries quickly, he can't mix or blend large amounts.’
  • 158) ‘We could not afford to attend the local gyms, so we worked out in a garage with anything we could use as free weights, such as paint cans.’
  • 159) ‘Mr Hyndman showed the Bowles family that as well as paper, plastic, glass, metal cans and organic waste could also be recycled.’
  • 160) ‘It's not like a screwdriver, which you at least can use to pry a paint can open.’
  • 161) ‘Green, clear and brown glass, steel food cans and aluminium cans may be recycled at this venue.’
  • 162) ‘The waste matter for the blue bin includes papers, magazines, cardboard, food tins, aluminium drink cans, milk cartons and plastic bottles.’
  • 163) ‘Each eligible household is given a black box to put in newspapers, magazines, glass bottles, steel and aluminium cans, textiles and foil to be recycled.’
  • 164) ‘Householders will not be expected to sort their aluminium and steel cans or different colours of glass.’
  • 165) ‘A bottle bank for all types of glass and a can bank for food tins and aluminium drink cans is situated beside the Industrial Units on Church Road.’
  • 166) ‘There are many recycling sites on supermarket car parks where you can recycle paper, steel cans, aluminium cans, clothes, and glass.’
  • 167) ‘All facilities consist of four banks where the public can deposit glass bottles and jars as well as aluminium drink cans for recycling.’
  • 168) ‘Glass bottles and jars and aluminium drink cans should not be sent to landfill.’
  • 169) ‘Epoxy-based coatings are frequently used as internal lacquer coatings of cans and storage vessels in the food industry.’
  • 170) ‘Similarly, beer and soft drink cans, booze bottles and empty jars can all be recycled.’
  • 171) ‘Aluminum foil, beer and soft drink cans, paint tubes, and containers for home products are all made of aluminum alloys.’
  • 172) ‘Recycling centre users are reminded that the facility is only to be used for glass and aluminium drink cans.’
  • 173) ‘Empty bottles, cans and food containers are just chucked in the bushes and along the pavements, and while Belle Vue Gardens are being revamped the litter is thrown in there.’
  • 174) ‘The litter, plastic bags, food wrappers and cold drink and beer cans in front of the post office are still there.’
  • 175) ‘Cut open the loops on plastic binding which holds beer and soft drinks cans together so wildlife cannot get tangled up in them’
  • 176) ‘The relocating of the Bring Centre seems to have had the desired effect as much greater use is now being made of the containers to dispose of drink and food cans and clear brown and green glass.’
  • 177) ‘Organic soups come in all different packaging - steel cans, aseptic cartons, glass jars and dried-soup cups.’
  • 178) ‘It is made entirely of aluminum beer and soda cans, their labels badly bleached over the years by the intense Texas sun.’
  • 179) ‘This bag will take clean cardboard, drink cans, food cans, tetra pak, plastic bottles, newspapers, magazines and other paper.’
  • 180) ‘Beer bottles, soft drink cans, confetti, paper, food and other unmentionables coated the floor in a thick layer of debris.’
  • 181) ‘Mr Barton said he and Mr Whitelock, who had been friends since they were 12, had drunk cans of lager and alcopops earlier that evening in a field behind Mr Whitelock's house.’
  • 182) ‘It was not just the larger stores who experienced an upsurge in sales as town centre shops became a hive of activity with people stocking up on everything from cans of cold drinks to fans.’
  • 183) ‘I suppose you could invite a gang of male friends around, drink cans of lager, turn it up loud and all bounce around in a huddle - but that stopped being my idea of fun quite a while ago.’
  • 184) ‘The 122,000 cans of food collected by the teams were then donated to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society.’
  • 185) ‘Last night I did consume quite a few cans of soft drink.’
  • 186) ‘A long-time friend of Mark said he drank up to 20 cans of lager a day and had a tempestuous relationship with Claire.’
  • 187) ‘I remember the steel cabinet in our basement that my mother kept stocked with cans of food.’
  • 188) ‘The crazy guy, on a dare, drank five cans of Coke in under ten minutes.’
  • 189) ‘Apart from the damage that drinks dispensing machines are doing to school pupils' teeth, cans of sugary drinks are also adding to their daily calorie intake, resulting in obesity.’
  • 190) ‘When the chatty, high-energy nurse went to Haiti for the first time four years ago, she took boxes of medicine, cans of food and piles of clothes.’
  • 191) ‘When we arrived at the house, John took a good few pink tablets and drank whiskey and cans of cider.’
  • 192) ‘The visitors went through 1,880 filled rolls, 700 cans of soft drinks and more than 1,000 cups of tea or coffee.’
  • 193) ‘Slamming and reopening the cupboards below the sink several times, he finally produced a large bag of dog food and several cans of soft puppy food.’
  • 194) ‘We very rarely have aluminium cans at home and probably the only time we would have any would be if we bought cans of drink whilst out for the day.’
  • 195) ‘Cole rummaged around in the drawer to find a spoon and peered under the sink to find the dry food and cans of food.’
  • 196) ‘Fill a basket with a water bottle, hair-holding accessories and cans of a high-energy drink.’
  • 197) ‘He strained his eyes in the poor light, trying to read the labels on the cans of food - bake beans, canned spaghetti, baby corn, pumpkin soup and beetroot.’
  • 198) ‘I wonder if I should go buy some extra cans of tinned food?’
  • 199) ‘I ran to my fridge and grabbed about four cans of food and a water bottle.’
  • 200) ‘Once inside the premises he drank two cans and three bottles of beer, worth £11.92 in all.’
  • 201) ‘Robert faces a year in the can for drug money laundering despite claiming that he never realized his cousin was a drug-dealer.’
  • 202) ‘While he may not have a violent crime on record, he's spent plenty of time in the can for other offenses.’
  • 203) ‘I do hope that she straightens out, but her actions merit real charges, and time in the can.’
  • 204) ‘I felt badly about not telling her about the stretch of time I spent in the can, but she was probably better off not knowing.’
  • 205) ‘Monty appears to have changed, but what will he be like after seven years in the can?’
  • 206) ‘Some food companies now are canning vegetables with no salt added.’
  • 207) ‘By the 1880s canned foods had an important place in popular diet.’
  • 208) ‘Disregarding the value of your labor, canning homegrown food may save you half the cost of buying commercially canned food.’
  • 209) ‘Sometimes when I'd drive by late at night, I'd see him up canning tomatoes or making everyone's lunch for the next day.’
  • 210) ‘Although fresh tuna is a good source of omega 3 fatty acids, when tuna is canned the levels of these fats are reduced to a much lower level.’
  • 211) ‘While canning vegetables and making fishcakes may be regarded as industrial processes there are many processes that may not be treated as industrial.’
  • 212) ‘The meat is usually canned and sold in supermarkets.’
  • 213) ‘The Oneida cannery helps members preserve food by canning, drying, pickling or cooking traditional foods for special meals or celebrations.’
  • 214) ‘You can preserve your sauce by canning it in sterilized pint jars in a hot water bath for 35 minutes.’
  • 215) ‘After ripening, pears should be canned or preserved.’
  • 216) ‘Gooseberries make delicious pies, jams and jellies as well as chutneys, sauces, fruit vinegars and wine, and can be preserved easily by canning or freezing.’
  • 217) ‘High acid foods such as fruit should be canned in a hot water bath.’
  • 218) ‘The fruit is to be canned in chunks, slices, titbits and juice.’
  • 219) ‘Often, coho are either sold frozen or canned by commercial fisherman.’
  • 220) ‘Corn, tomatoes, and green beans could all be easily canned as could sweet potatoes when packed in syrup.’
  • 221) ‘Eat dried fruits or those that are canned in their own juices.’
  • 222) ‘Picked while young and tender, and canned in pint or quart jars depending on the size of the family, lima beans will be the piece de resistance of your winter stores.’
  • 223) ‘Excess berries, should you ever reach that point, can be frozen, canned or made into jam.’
  • 224) ‘Some low-sugar and low-salt foods may be easily and safely canned at home.’
  • 225) ‘A county wastewater employee says he was canned for speaking out against a private company.’
  • 226) ‘I watched a district and regional manager fire an employee for a more than acceptable reason, and end up getting canned themselves when the employee sued for wrongful termination.’
  • 227) ‘Needless to say he was canned along with his boss and dismissed from government work’
  • 228) ‘Some three dozen instances have been documented of companies canning employees for what they write in blogs, including a case in Massachusetts.’
  • 229) ‘Thomson does not know why he was canned from the company but he was growing increasingly dissatisfied with Price's management style, and should have just left on his own accord.’
  • 230) ‘Mr Boman said although the June quarter was traditionally slower than the March quarter, the sales slowdown could result in some projects being canned.’
  • 231) ‘A $3.5-million cleanup project was canned in May 2000 for feasibility problems.’
  • 232) ‘However, six months after commencement of my portion of the project, my industry sponsors canned their end of the deal.’

Examples

  • 1) You may have to use tough love and stop or limit her seeing these new friends.
  • 2) This may help to explain our result.
  • 3) That may have been true when most jobs were boring and tiring.
  • 4) Shoppers may also face long queues at collection points.
  • 5) The results may not be a surprise.
  • 6) You may use it to provide information to your employee.
  • 7) The same may well be true this time.
  • 8) Yet one may wager that some new answers may not be long in coming.
  • 9) This unlikely couple may have something in common.
  • 10) You may want to go for a gentle run to loosen the muscles and calm the nerves.
  • 11) Such an increase may come from either or both of two sources.
  • 12) The resulting welfare obligations may put an intolerable strain on future generations.
  • 13) But we may use its origins as a reason to hang on to it.
  • 14) He may help us to buy the car.
  • 15) That may or may not be true.
  • 16) Only one application method may be used.
  • 17) You may say it's a coup.
  • 18) Music teachers may say one thing; the school in general may say another.
  • 19) Unless there are any other myths I can dispel, lemme sign off with the reminder that while the feds and/or the state may *may* end up kicking in a share via the enterprise or empowerment zones, the beneficiaries of this deal will not only be these poverty-wage workers, but all of Los Angeles, as lowered poverty brings lowered crime, safer communities, stronger families, less drug use, fewer public health expenditures and more effective schools.
  • 20) While it may provide some immediate easing of the pain and that's a big *may* this is only delaying the inevitable.
  • 21) I think WoW's a hot virus -- it'll burn fast and two years from now WoW may be a ghost town *may* be
  • 22) I think WoW's a hot virus -- it'll burn fast and two years from now WoW may be a ghost town *may* be.
  • 23) Citizens who grew up East of the Tower of London may only *may* - not necessarily have an East End accent, regardless of whether they live north or south of the River Thames.
  • 24) -- The Potential Subjunctive may designate _a mere possibility_ (English auxiliary _may_).
  • 25) Of course it may be intended as compliment-terry; it _may_ mean "always entertaining and ever reddy."
  • 26) By the by, Mary, you may just mention to your mistress that I _may_ perhaps be detained rather later than usual to-day, and she is not to wait dinner for me. '
  • 27) I get a letter to say that the Rifle Brigade may leave for France at any time, and that Donald _may_ get some "leave" on Saturday or
  • 28) Compounds of more than two words may be analyzed thus: +may have been written+ is composed of the compound auxiliary +may have been+ and the participle +written; may have been+ is composed of the compound auxiliary
  • 29) ‘This may well be true and look at the hatred that it has generated in most Western countries.’
  • 30) ‘That may well be true of course, though few have ever stated it so bluntly.’
  • 31) ‘That indeed may well be true but rather than finessing this issue it should surely be addressing it head on.’
  • 32) ‘He confirmed that failure to do so may amount to a breach of election law.’
  • 33) ‘It may be that their stories confirm the public's worst instincts about the music industry.’
  • 34) ‘All of which was further confirmation that Scotland may just have a bit of a star in the making.’
  • 35) ‘Part of this may be that the church is integral to national identity and tradition.’
  • 36) ‘Investigators said this weekend that those reports may prove to be a case of mistaken identity.’
  • 37) ‘Yet their life outside may be as scarring as adult prison if their identities are ever discovered.’
  • 38) ‘If parents were to think about it, they may find it is their own identity they are protecting.’
  • 39) ‘Overlap of bone margins may indicate a dislocation, and a second view should confirm this.’
  • 40) ‘Information such as a watermark in the paper may help identify a place and date of production.’
  • 41) ‘Attitudes are much more difficult to identify and may only be revealed in subtle ways.’
  • 42) ‘In answering these points it may be necessary to identify the object of the contract.’
  • 43) ‘However, this may give an insight into how the legal position was identified.’
  • 44) ‘Many of your readers may disagree, but I feel many more will identify with my observations.’
  • 45) ‘We thought there may be traffic issues but we also identified various ways we could address them.’
  • 46) ‘The two plays may differ in style but their concern is identical, just like the twins.’
  • 47) ‘It may be difficult in such situations to identify the point in time when an arrest occurs.’
  • 48) ‘It may be argued that state and law are not identical, and there can be states without law.’
  • 49) ‘They may not seem important at the time but, trust me, one day they could be more vital than a very vital thing indeed.’
  • 50) ‘It may be deeply important to some people but it is essentially a part of life, it doesn't govern our lives.’
  • 51) ‘It may not have felt like it, and he may not have admitted to it, but Johnson was a pioneering force.’
  • 52) ‘The first duty of any working person is to their family, however important that job may be.’
  • 53) ‘The letter of the law may be important, but it appears that the punctuation is not.’
  • 54) ‘You may have a dozen important things to tell him but the moment of his arrival is not the time.’
  • 55) ‘It may not be important, but maybe if I put it down on paper, it'll make more sense to me.’
  • 56) ‘I may have to admit that you will never be my lover, but you will always be my dearest friend.’
  • 57) ‘That may not seem important to you but without her I think we'd all only read mysteries.’
  • 58) ‘The Montgomery Bus Boycott may have been important but it hardly had media appeal.’
  • 59) ‘She may not have admitted it out loud, but that didn't mean that she didn't know it was true.’
  • 60) ‘The club now says his identity may not be revealed until the end of the month, but insist the deal is still on.’
  • 61) ‘Of course there is a right of appeal, which in some cases may not be exercised without prior permission.’
  • 62) ‘None of the text or images from this site may be reproduced in whole or part without written permission.’
  • 63) ‘I am writing in the hope you may be able to help me with family history research.’
  • 64) ‘It is hoped the British submersible may be able to cut the submarine loose once raised to a suitable depth.’
  • 65) ‘Her husband paid tribute to her as a loving family woman and hopes she may rest in the peace of God.’
  • 66) ‘For the moment it will have to be a honeymoon in hospital, but nurses hope that Linda may be able to go home.’
  • 67) ‘Now he is hoping other fans may follow his lead by using their expertise to aid the cash-strapped club.’
  • 68) ‘He hopes she may be of some comfort to his sister, although he wonders whether he will ever see her smile again.’
  • 69) ‘This time she will stay in north Derbyshire in the hope she may make contact.’
  • 70) ‘Nevertheless, he hopes he may only be a further week away from a return to action.’
  • 71) ‘We also know the direction in which the gunman went and we are hoping this may lead us to new witnesses.’
  • 72) ‘Enough interest was shown in this suggestion to give hope that it may be taken up.’
  • 73) ‘We are writing this because we hope other campaigns may benefit from some of the lessons that we learned.’
  • 74) ‘An epilogue hopes the play may at least have pleased female spectators by its depiction of a good woman.’
  • 75) ‘I just hope that you may see why I believe what I do and why it makes sense to me.’
  • 76) ‘It was a beautiful starlit night and William hoped it may the start of a new life for them both.’
  • 77) ‘It is hoped that a climbing club may be able to use the wall in the future.’
  • 78) ‘Tour operators with summer programmes always struggle to fill the months of may and June.’
  • 79) ‘It is going to give us a good starting point for the month of may but we still have a lot of work to do as does everyone else.’
  • 80) ‘I feel the month of may is the most delightful time to be out and about on the river.’
  • 81) ‘It was the month of may and in those times there was a corncrake in every field and garden.’
  • 82) ‘In may last year the accident-prone pony got stuck in the water before being bailed out.’
  • 83) ‘She was going to jump off the rock into the cold may water and drown just like he did.’
  • 84) ‘The may half-term is a chance to get children out of the house and into the fresh air.’
  • 85) ‘The large number of bills included mean that if there is a may election most are unlikely to become law.’
  • 86) ‘Bank holidays are a real menace for messing up the meat trade and the may weekend has been no exception.’
  • 87) ‘Culture vultures are invited to work with local artists for a unique may celebration.’
  • 88) ‘With the may elections looming, the last thing it wanted was to impose a big tax increase.’
  • 89) ‘Most of the events are free, but because of limited space the may events are ticket only.’
  • 90) ‘I find that the coverage of recent events comes on the heels of the may ratings sweeps.’
  • 91) ‘Dormant dahlia tubers can be potted up this month to get them going before planting out in may or June.’
  • 92) ‘The rains in April and may of that year of 1951 were not too heavy and we were able to get out a bit.’
  • 93) ‘It is now may, when spring is at its peak and hormones seem to have risen to a new level.’
  • 94) ‘I was reminded of that when I turned the corner of the house this bright may morning.’
  • 95) ‘They flower from March to June and disperse mature seeds from may to July in the second year.’
  • 96) ‘These flower from early to late may with single blooms that are finely fringed at the edges.’
  • 97) ‘The second week of may will be one of the driest of the year and one of the sunniest.’
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