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Scenes of In-negative

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In-negative / Explaining url

Hitting the neighbor's dog with a car

  1. It took me completely by surprise.
  2. It came out of the blue.
  3. It really threw me for a loop.
  4. I take full responsibility for it.
  5. The experience has shaken me to the core.
  6. I had to make a split second decision.
  7. I had to save my own skin.
  8. It scared me half to death.
  9. It really shook me up.
  10. It’s a very unusual occurrence.
  11. How do you think I feel?
  12. Do you think I did it on purpose?
  13. I don’t know what to say.
  14. When push comes to shove, it’s not something I could have prevented.
  15. It was a freak accident.
  16. It happened in a blink of an eye.
  17. It sent shivers up my spine.

Hitting the neighbor's dog with a car

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In-negative / Confusion url

Waking up after a deep sleep.

  1. I fell into a deep sleep, and when I woke up I was so disoriented that for a short while I couldn’t remember where I was.
  2. My mind is going in ten different directions.
  3. I don’t know what to make of it.
  4. What time is it?
  5. How did I get here?
  6. I could use a breath of fresh air.
  7. What’s going on here?
  8. I don’t have the bandwidth to deal with it right now.
  9. I don’t feel like myself.
  10. I’m so tired, I can hardly see straight.

Waking up after a deep sleep.

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In-negative / Doubt url

After wife suggests to husband that he run for Mayor

  1. How am I going to pull that off?
  2. That’s easier said than done.
  3. I’m not so sure.
  4. It sounds like it’s nothing more than a pipe-dream.
  5. Hey, you never know.
  6. What are we waiting for?
  7. I’m having second thoughts about it.
  8. I think you have more confidence in me than I have in myself.
  9. I don’t even know if it’s worth the effort.
  10. It’s a nice idea, but what are the odds of it succeeding?
  11. I don’t know if I’m up for it.
  12. What do you think the odds are of it succeeding?
  13. I appreciate your vote of confidence, but do you think it’s worth a try?
  14. We have to be realistic about it.
  15. I have my doubts.
  16. Should I give your suggestion the benefit of the doubt?
  17. Are you pulling my leg?

After wife suggests to husband that he run for Mayor

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In-negative / Confusion url

Being given a bag of rocks for a present

  1. I don’t know what to do with it.
  2. What am I going to do with all this stuff?
  3. What does this mean?
  4. What do you mean by this?
  5. I’m almost afraid to ask.
  6. Do you mind telling me what this is about?
  7. Does it make any sense?
  8. I’m speechless.
  9. I wonder what that means.
  10. It doesn’t make any sense at all.
  11. I don't get it.

Being given a bag of rocks for a present

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In-negative / Doubt url

To broker who says that stock market cannot go down

  1. Let’s just wait and see what happens.
  2. Hope springs eternal.
  3. Do you really believe that what you don’t know can’t hurt you?
  4. You’d be surprised what can actually happen.
  5. Do you believe everything you see and everything you hear?
  6. I doesn’t ring true.
  7. That’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard of in my life.
  8. That’s not true, not by a long shot!
  9. Don’t keep your head in the sand.
  10. You’re a flake.
  11. Frankly, I think that you’re mistaken.
  12. That’s news to me.
  13. You’d be surprised.
  14. That’s what you think.
  15. I don’t believe that for a minute.
  16. Anyone who believes that should have their head examined.
  17. Do you believe everything you read?
  18. OK, so know I know where you stand.

To broker who says that stock market cannot go down

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In-negative / Explaining url

After shoving a neighbor in a fight

  1. It was just a misunderstanding.
  2. I can’t explain it.
  3. I admit it, I cracked under pressure.
  4. I would like to try to set things straight.
  5. It’s all my fault.
  6. I was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
  7. There’s a first time for everything.
  8. I acted on impulse.
  9. What can I say?
  10. I was taken off guard.
  11. Don’t get the wrong impression.
  12. Things just got out of hand.
  13. My pride got in the way.
  14. I hope I didn’t come on too strong.
  15. My emotions got the better of me.
  16. I really didn’t intend for things to turn out the way they did.

After shoving a neighbor in a fight

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In-negative / Doubt url

A friend tells you he’s taking drugs

  1. You’re throwing away your life.
  2. Don’t you have a mind of your own?
  3. Please tell me it’s not true.
  4. You just brought it all on yourself.
  5. Stop feeling sorry for yourself.
  6. Do you know what you’re doing?
  7. That’s what I call plain old stupidity.
  8. You must be crazy.
  9. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
  10. I don’t seem to be able to get through to you.
  11. What are you trying to prove?
  12. You should have your head examined.
  13. You knew what you where getting yourself into.
  14. What are you trying to say?
  15. Was this your idea?
  16. It’s your own doing.
  17. Just look at you.
  18. Do as you wish, but don’t come crying to me for help when things go downhill.
  19. It’s the same thing over and over again.
  20. I don’t think anything I say will convince you one way or another.
  21. You don’t have anyone to blame but yourself.
  22. That’s the whole point, and I don’t think you’re hearing a word I’m saying.
  23. It seems as if what I’m saying is going in one ear and out the other.
  24. When I talk to you I don’t feel like there’s anybody home.
  25. What have you gotten yourself into?

A friend tells you he’s taking drugs

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Being told that a bad investment you made will go back up

  1. You’re just trying to make me feel better.
  2. How can you be so sure?
  3. I think the truth is more complicated than the way you’re making it sound.
  4. What you’re saying just doesn’t hold water.
  5. I wouldn’t hold my breath.
  6. That’ll be the day.
  7. I don’t believe it for a minute.
  8. After what already happened, what difference does it make anyway?
  9. Maybe yes, maybe no.

Being told that a bad investment you made will go back up

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In-negative / Desperation url

Missing the last train

  1. It’s enough to make me cry.
  2. I’ve had all I can handle.
  3. I'm coming apart at the seams.
  4. I just can’t take it anymore.
  5. I can hardly stand it.
  6. It’s driving me crazy.
  7. That’s the kind of day it’s been.
  8. I needed that like a hole in the head.
  9. I shouldn’t have waited till the last minute.

Missing the last train

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In-negative / Doubt url

To chemist who blew up the lab

  1. You’re supposed to know these things.
  2. What have you done?
  3. How could you do that?
  4. I can’t believe it.
  5. You certainly have had a streak of bad luck.
  6. I didn’t think that was going to happen.
  7. What were you trying to do?
  8. Well what did you expect?
  9. Is that the best you can do?
  10. Maybe you should choose a different line of work.
  11. I don’t think anyone expected this result.
  12. The less said about it the better.
  13. What have you gotten yourself into?

To chemist who blew up the lab

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Apartment is a mess

  1. I can only do what I can do.
  2. I try not the pay attention to these things.
  3. What difference does it make anyway?
  4. There’s a method to the madness.
  5. I’m getting nowhere fast.
  6. I’m on a tight schedule, and it just doesn’t leave me time for these things.
  7. I’m strapped for time.
  8. You can understand, can’t you?
  9. In the large scheme of things, it doesn’t really matter, does it?
  10. I just have a different set of priorities than you do.
  11. I haven’t gotten around to it yet.
  12. Out of sight, out of mind.
  13. At least I know where everything is.

Apartment is a mess

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In-negative / Desperation url

Breaking up a long term relationship

  1. I feel torn apart inside.
  2. That’s really depressing.
  3. Things seemed to be going well when all of a sudden our plans fell through.
  4. It’s tearing me apart at the seams.
  5. I’m down in the dumps.
  6. I don’t want to think about it.
  7. I never thought it would ever come to this.
  8. Sometimes I think, Why bother?
  9. Out of the frying pan into the fire.
  10. I feel shattered.
  11. I’m afraid I made it worse.
  12. I made the same mistake again.

Breaking up a long term relationship