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zuotengdazuo

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「……もしかしたら、記憶に残っていないだけ、五年前にも何かしてしまったのかもしれない。ーーそれこそ、私の記憶がない部分、誰かを殺してしまっている可能性だってある。……」

Hi. What is the function of the two でs?
Are they like 私は李、大学生です。?
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Toritoribe

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Yes for the first で, but no for the second. The second の indicates the location of action.
e.g.
夢の中で、彼女に出会った。
 

zuotengdazuo

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Not at all.
By the way, can we use 私の記憶がない部分に to show the location of existence (of 可能性)?
 

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に would sound odd here. As Toritoribe-san explained, で is the location of the action 殺してしまっている, not the location of the "possibility".

The 可能性 is not what exists in the (abstract) place described as 私の記憶がない部分.
It's something the speaker is consciously aware of and considering now.
 

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Hi. Can we omit the first で, just like this example?
何しろ買い物から帰ってきたら、出かける前に見ていた街とは別の光景が広がっていたというのである。その場にへたり込んでしまわないだけ、折紙はまだ幾分落ち着いているのかもしれなかった。
 

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No, we can't. The functions of だけ are different between those two examples. The one in your initial post means "only/just", whereas the newest one is "as much as~/to the extent of~".
 
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