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“と” plus a clause — but what is it doing? [duplicate]

I have a question about a passage in an article I'm reading. For context, here's the passage: 仕事はご縁。もちろん求められていることができる能力がなければ元も子もないが、そこさえクリアしていれば、あとは相性だったりタイミングだったりする。そんなご縁が転がっているかもしれないと、...
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Is たらと some form of conditional?

in a book I found this sentences, which I can't quite understand: この熱意を勉強に向けてくれたらとため息をつくこともしばしばだが、自分でも覚えのあることだから、滑稽と笑うことはもちろんできない The part which puzzles me the most is たらと, which seems like two ...
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Volitional + と in ひとまず心を落ち着けようと、[…]

ひとまず心を落ち着けようと、飲みかけのオレンジジュースに手を伸ばす。 Please help. I came across this line and I don't really understand use of と here. How exactly does と work here?
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What does かけまいと mean here?

お前、心配かけまいと無理してるんじゃないだろうな From what I can understand from this is probably "You aren't doing anything unreasonable right?" How does the 心配 (worry) fit in here ? I understand that Verb dictionary ...
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Embedded question followed by と

What is the grammar behind the use of the quote marker と in this sentence? 雨がいつ降るかと大変楽しみにしていましたが、なかなか雨が降りません。 He was looking forward to when the rain would come, but... Can I also write ...
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What is 願ったりだと?

The protagonist of the story is a taxi driver who picks up a girl. She asks him to bring her to Isezaki and then the author writes: それは願ったりだと乗せて夜の道を走った。 What kind of form is the one in bold?
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I need help with this sentence! 居るなら居ると言ってくれればいいのにと誰にともなく唇をとがらせる。

A: おかああさん? B: はーい ホッとする。同時に拍子抜けする。なんだ居るのかと胸をなでおろしたあとで、居るなら居ると言ってくれればいいのにと誰にともなく唇をとがらせる。 My translation is "...if you're here, I wish you would say 'I'm here'..." I don't understand after ...
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Meaning of と in 友蔵が出おくれまいと言いそえた

「わしもじゃ」 友蔵が出おくれまいと言いそえた。 "Me too" added Tomozou, not wanting to get a late start. So I eventually figured out that まい was negative volitional (I hope I'm right) then got stuck thinking that と was ...
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Was simply 思う omitted here?

The sentence in question: その反面{はんめん}、あっという間{ま}に成長{せいちょう}しちゃうなぁと、少{すこ}し寂{さび}しい気持{きも}ちにもなった。 For full context: https://www.satorireader.com/articles/sanzu-no-kawa-episode-2-edition-m My attempt at ...
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In the clause われこそはと心驕りしていられる方々からは, … what does the と mean?

I read this clause as something like "I myself surely, and all of those whose hearts were being made indignant, (...)" However, I'm not confident this is correct, mainly because I'm not sure what the ...
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What is the function of と in this sentence?

学生時代にもっと勉強すればよかったと、今ではとても残念だ。 This doesn't seem like the ~と... pattern: Expresses the idea that when ~ arises or happens, it will definitely lead to ...
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Implicit grammar in this sentence

Sentence in question: 万が一、事故に巻き込まれたりしたら、確実に勝ち目はないだろうなぁと、いつも不安になった。 For full context: https://www.satorireader.com/articles/sanzu-no-kawa-episode-1-edition-m?sentenceID=SrOvSLFfSOyCJFzmEmFt My ...
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What does “ようと” usually imply in news articles?

Quoted from a Sample Article 日本は、中国やロシアと隣接し、豊富なエネルギー資源がある中央アジアへの関与を強めようと、平成16年から定期的に外相会合を開いています。 In my understanding, this article says that Japan is thought to have ambition in getting involved ...