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I was feeling quite tired after our walk.
They said the dog was quite badly injured.
We had to wait for quite a long time.
There’s quite a steep slope down to the river.
He was quite a good musician.
I don’t quite understand the problem.
The drawing’s not quite right.
They’re doing a great job, but they haven’t quite finished.
“Are you ready?” “Not quite.”
I’m not sure that “respect” is quite the right word.
I don’t know quite why you’ve come here and I suggest you leave.
We couldn’t quite remember where you lived.
“It’s not the kind of behavior we expect from a teacher.” “Quite.”
“It is most important that the matter should be kept secret.” “Quite so.”
The news came as quite a surprise.
It was quite a competition.
He’s been renting the house for quite some time.
They have to walk home and it’s quite some distance.
Quite frankly, we will be very sorry to lose him.
Quite honestly, I don’t think there’s anything to worry about.
I quite like going to weddings, but I don’t want to go to theirs.
We quite enjoyed our day out, in spite of the weather.
With a penny you could buy quite a lot of candy in those days.
My family has moved around quite a bit since then.
His encouragement and interest inspired quite a few people to take up skiing.
Young Cardew is quite the gentleman these days.
I believe that shoulder-length hair is quite the fashion.
“Was he angry?” “No, quite the opposite – he invited me to have dinner with him.”
“I hope I’m not disturbing you?” “No, that’s quite all right.”
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