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1  We soothed and comforted her by such words as we could find.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
ContextHighlight   In VI. THE MAN WITH THE TWISTED LIP
2  You must assert that in such words as will carry conviction with them.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
ContextHighlight   In V. THE FIVE ORANGE PIPS
3  We heard the door open, a few hurried words, and then quick steps upon the linoleum.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
ContextHighlight   In VI. THE MAN WITH THE TWISTED LIP
4  I will explain the state of things to you, as far as I have been able to understand it, in a very few words.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
ContextHighlight   In IV. THE BOSCOMBE VALLEY MYSTERY
5  A conversation ensued which led to high words and almost to blows, for my father was a man of a very violent temper.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
ContextHighlight   In IV. THE BOSCOMBE VALLEY MYSTERY
6  Then, after we had sat down for ten minutes or so, she rose hurriedly, muttered some words of apology, and left the room.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
ContextHighlight   In X. THE ADVENTURE OF THE NOBLE BACHELOR
7  He said a few words to each candidate as he came up, and then he always managed to find some fault in them which would disqualify them.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
ContextHighlight   In II. THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE
8  He drew a sovereign from his pocket and threw it down upon the slab, turning away with the air of a man whose disgust is too deep for words.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
ContextHighlight   In VII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE BLUE CARBUNCLE
9  He spoke in a slow staccato fashion, choosing his words with care, and gave the impression generally of a man of learning and letters who had had ill-usage at the hands of fortune.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
ContextHighlight   In VII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE BLUE CARBUNCLE
10  She had hardly said the words when young Mr. McCarthy came running up to the lodge to say that he had found his father dead in the wood, and to ask for the help of the lodge-keeper.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
ContextHighlight   In IV. THE BOSCOMBE VALLEY MYSTERY
11  As we passed out he exchanged a few words with the landlord, explaining that we were going on a late visit to an acquaintance, and that it was possible that we might spend the night there.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
ContextHighlight   In VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND
12  She spoke a few words in a foreign tongue in a tone as though asking a question, and when my companion answered in a gruff monosyllable she gave such a start that the lamp nearly fell from her hand.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
ContextHighlight   In IX. THE ADVENTURE OF THE ENGINEER’S THUMB
13  She held up one shaking finger to warn me to be silent, and she shot a few whispered words of broken English at me, her eyes glancing back, like those of a frightened horse, into the gloom behind her.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
ContextHighlight   In IX. THE ADVENTURE OF THE ENGINEER’S THUMB
14  As I drove home to my house in Kensington I thought over it all, from the extraordinary story of the red-headed copier of the Encyclopaedia down to the visit to Saxe-Coburg Square, and the ominous words with which he had parted from me.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
ContextHighlight   In II. THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE
15  Here I had heard what he had heard, I had seen what he had seen, and yet from his words it was evident that he saw clearly not only what had happened but what was about to happen, while to me the whole business was still confused and grotesque.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
ContextHighlight   In II. THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE
16  The most lay silent, but some muttered to themselves, and others talked together in a strange, low, monotonous voice, their conversation coming in gushes, and then suddenly tailing off into silence, each mumbling out his own thoughts and paying little heed to the words of his neighbour.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
ContextHighlight   In VI. THE MAN WITH THE TWISTED LIP
17  As to his remark about his deserts, it was also not unnatural if you consider that he stood beside the dead body of his father, and that there is no doubt that he had that very day so far forgotten his filial duty as to bandy words with him, and even, according to the little girl whose evidence is so important, to raise his hand as if to strike him.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
ContextHighlight   In IV. THE BOSCOMBE VALLEY MYSTERY
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