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

* What does the text in black mean?
 

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

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

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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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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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