you can't ever tell


you can't ever tell
• one never can tell
• you never can tell
• you can't ever tell
appearances often deceive us

You could never tell they might have other children. (J. Braine)

You could never really tell what Magda was thinking -- her face in repose was blank. (D. Cusack)

Charles could not tell who spoke. (J. Wain)

But Weston said that from the outside you never could tell with T. B.'s. (D. Cusack)


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