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The translations of aren't from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «aren't» in English.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AREN'T» OVER TIME
The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «aren't» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «aren't» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.
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10 QUOTES WITH «AREN'T»
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I can play a cat lady. I can't put my foot down and refuse to play anything but playing the perfect, well-adjusted woman, because those people aren't as fun or funny.
I practice staying calm all the time, beginning with situations that aren't tense.
No-one really feels self-confident deep down because it's an artificial idea. Really, people aren't that worried about what you're doing or what you're saying, so you can drift around the world relatively anonymously: you must not feel persecuted and examined. Liberate yourself from that idea that people are watching you.
Many of my favorite survivors in fiction show that it may not be the most muscled, macho or mighty people who pull through. A strong mind and body aren't always enough. You might also need a resilient heart.
Harry Carey, Jr.
You can always tell a novice rider; they aren't comfortable in the saddle and have to hang on.
I tend to feel really protective of songs, and if they aren't sitting well in a record, I'll pull them tight to my chest until I feel it's a better time.
But when you hear the complete album, it gets dark, really straight-up rock, with some really intimate moments with just me and the piano. It's not completely me because there are parts of me that aren't on that song, that are on the album.
Focused, hard work is the real key to success. Keep your eyes on the goal, and just keep taking the next step towards completing it. If you aren't sure which way to do something, do it both ways and see which works better.
I liked drawing and painting, because the only failure would be to listen to the doubters who wanted me to stop drawing and painting because 'you aren't going to make a living doing that.' I liked looking in art books at the work of painters.
I don't have my finger on the pulse of corruption in China, but I think most people on the ground would say that as China was emerging from communism, it was a very regulated society, and therefore, it was very corrupt. But as they have deregulated the economy, there just aren't as many opportunities for people to be corrupt.
10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AREN'T»
Discover the use of aren't in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to aren't and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
You're a Good Mom (and Your Kids Aren't So Bad Either): 14 ...
Filled with "that happened to me, too!" stories and wrapped in the wit that could only come from the creator of Please Take My Children to Work Day, this book offers giggles and a pat on the back for today's moms, whether they're deep in ...
Jen Singer, 2008
Too Big to Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now that the Facts ...
The Harvard senior researcher and author of Everything is Miscellaneous reveals how business, science, education and the government are learning to use networked knowledge to make better decisions, offering insight into how the Internet age ...
David Weinberger, 2011
Why Aren't We There Yet?: Taking Personal Responsibility for ...
"This book focuses on guiding individuals and groups through learning how to have difficult conversations that lead us to act to create more just campuses.
Jan L. Arminio, Vasti Torres, Raechele L. Pope, 2012
You Aren't What You Eat: fed up with gastroculture
In this masterful polemic, Steven Poole argues that we’re trying to fill more than just our bellies when we pick up our knives and forks, and that we might be a lot happier if we realised that sometimes we should throw away the colour ...
Steven Poole, 2012
Chocolates on the Pillow Aren't Enough: Reinventing The ...
The proven insights that fill these pages will help you: Use technology to create intimate connections with customers—without losing the human touch Find ways to expand your organization's offerings beyond the basic product or service you ...
Jonathan M. Tisch, 2007
Attitudes Aren't Free: Thinking Deeply About Diversity in ...
Parco and Levy provide us with a unique and robust discussion of divisive topics that everyone thinks about serving our nation - in and out of uniform - becoeme intimately familiar with this book."--P.  of cover.
Why Aren't Jewish Women Circumcised? Gender and Covenant In ...
With a lively command of a wide range of Jewish sources-from the Bible and the Talmud to the legal and philosophical writings of the Middle Ages to Enlightenment thinkers and modern scholars-Shaye J. D. Cohen considers the varied responses ...
Shaye J. D. Cohen, 2005
Blind to Betrayal: Why We Fool Ourselves We Aren't Being Fooled
This book explores the fascinating phenomenon of how and why we ignore or deny betrayal, and what we can gain by transforming "betrayal blindness" into insight.