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Why did this tragedy happen here and now? Such questions are easier to ask than to answer.
Surrender? No one would have dared to suggest such a thing.
We drank Sergei's special vodka, which he had kept for just such an occasion.
On such a day as today, it's hard to imagine that things will ever be normal again.
Large and important projects such as this one often take years to develop.
If this is not genuine champagne, it should not be labelled as such.
How can anyone live on such a small salary?
He has always had such compassion and such concern for others.
If it's such a secret, why did you tell me?
She's such a lovely person.
He speaks to me in such a way that I always feel he is insulting me.
Their relationship was such that they spent every possible minute together.
Such was Crowther's reputation in the city that no one ever questioned his judgment.
The countess's treatment of her servants was such as to cause great resentment.
It was such lovely weather that we decided to spend the day on the beach.
It was such an extraordinary story that no one believed a word of it.
Their confidence was such that they spent £200,000 on TV advertising for their first album.
Some of the dialogue is in Russian or some such language.
He'll probably say his car broke down or give some such excuse.
The museum has paintings by such Impressionist artists as Manet and Degas.
The money is used to buy basic foods such as flour, rice, and pasta.
He was keen on sporting pursuits such as golf, skiing, shooting, and hill walking.
'There are other things we could do.' 'Such as?'
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a share of the profits of a company, paid once or twice a year to the people who own the...
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