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    could not place

    She had obviously been crying, her deep sable eyes filled with emotions Langdon could not place

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    Re: could not place

    He could not identify them accurately, did not know where they had come from or what had caused them.

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    Re: could not place

    Could you please give me other examples/sentences using this expression.

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    Re: could not place

    Here's a couple of examples:
    'David Jones... I know the name from somewhere but I can't quite place it.'

    A: What's that smell?
    B: I'm not sure. It seems familiar but I can't place it.

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    Re: could not place

    Quote Originally Posted by Clare James View Post
    Here's a couple of examples:
    'David Jones... I know the name from somewhere but I can't quite place it.'

    A: What's that smell?
    B: I'm not sure. It seems familiar but I can't place it.
    Clare James is somewhat a familiar name, but I can't quite place it.
    Thanks!

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    Re: could not place

    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    Clare James is somewhat a familiar name, but I can't quite place it.
    Thanks!
    Clare James is a somewhat familiar name, but I can't quite place her!

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    Re: could not place

    Quote Originally Posted by apex2000 View Post
    Clare James is a somewhat familiar name, but I can't quite place her!
    Oh, right!

    Thanks!

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