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1  It is a hat of the very best quality.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE BLUE CARBUNCLE
2  Sit down in that armchair, Doctor, and give us your best attention.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. A Scandal in Bohemia
3  In a word, I turned over a new leaf and did my best to make up for the past.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. THE BOSCOMBE VALLEY MYSTERY
4  Then I went into the back yard and smoked a pipe and wondered what it would be best to do.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE BLUE CARBUNCLE
5  Perhaps it would have been better for both of us had I been sterner, but I meant it for the best.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XI. THE ADVENTURE OF THE BERYL CORONET
6  In the present instance I am forced to admit that the facts are, to the best of my belief, unique.
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Get Context   In II. THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE
7  To the best of his belief, the father was actually in sight at the time, and the son was following him.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. THE BOSCOMBE VALLEY MYSTERY
8  Now, we must make the best use of our time, so kindly take us at once to the rooms which we are to examine.
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Get Context   In VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND
9  He would put it through this ventilator at the hour that he thought best, with the certainty that it would crawl down the rope and land on the bed.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND
10  As to reward, my profession is its own reward; but you are at liberty to defray whatever expenses I may be put to, at the time which suits you best.
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Get Context   In VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND
11  On the other hand, a man should be at his very best and keenest for such nice work as that, and I did not wish to do it when fagged by a long journey.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. THE BOSCOMBE VALLEY MYSTERY
12  I was leaning against the wall at the time and looking at the geese which were waddling about round my feet, and suddenly an idea came into my head which showed me how I could beat the best detective that ever lived.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE BLUE CARBUNCLE
13  There is ever a flaw, however, in the best laid of human plans, and the murderers of John Openshaw were never to receive the orange pips which would show them that another, as cunning and as resolute as themselves, was upon their track.
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Get Context   In V. THE FIVE ORANGE PIPS
14  We had driven several miles, and were beginning to get to the fringe of the belt of suburban villas, when he shook himself, shrugged his shoulders, and lit up his pipe with the air of a man who has satisfied himself that he is acting for the best.
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Get Context   In VI. THE MAN WITH THE TWISTED LIP
15  Had he appeared surprised at his own arrest, or feigned indignation at it, I should have looked upon it as highly suspicious, because such surprise or anger would not be natural under the circumstances, and yet might appear to be the best policy to a scheming man.
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Get Context   In IV. THE BOSCOMBE VALLEY MYSTERY
16  It seems that there had been some informality about their license, that the clergyman absolutely refused to marry them without a witness of some sort, and that my lucky appearance saved the bridegroom from having to sally out into the streets in search of a best man.
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Get Context   In I. A Scandal in Bohemia
17  This dust, you will observe, is not the gritty, grey dust of the street but the fluffy brown dust of the house, showing that it has been hung up indoors most of the time, while the marks of moisture upon the inside are proof positive that the wearer perspired very freely, and could therefore, hardly be in the best of training.
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Get Context   In VII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE BLUE CARBUNCLE
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