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 Meanings and Examples of DETECTION
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 n.  act of detecting; being open what was concealed or hidden; discovery
Classic Sentence: (134 in 9 pages)
1  No man lives or has ever lived who has brought the same amount of study and of natural talent to the detection of crime which I have done.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
2  It was over, and she had escaped without reproaches and without detection.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVI
3  In his fear of being seen the boy rendered detection certain by nervous motion.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: 8 Those Who Are Found Where There Is Said to Be Nobody
4  Yet detection, after all, would be no such dreadful thing.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: 4 Eustacia Is Led on to an Adventure
5  I tell you, my friend, that if a detailed account of that silent contest could be written, it would take its place as the most brilliant bit of thrust-and-parry work in the history of detection.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In XII. The Adventure of The Final Problem
6  At present I am, as you know, fairly busy, but I propose to devote my declining years to the composition of a textbook, which shall focus the whole art of detection into one volume.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
7  All the blame of this should have fallen upon Jo, for her naughty imitation had been too lifelike to escape detection, and the frolicsome Lambs had permitted the joke to escape.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER THIRTY
8  She looked up, while I still gazed at her: no start, no increase or failure of colour betrayed emotion, consciousness of guilt, or fear of detection.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVI
9  Ignorant as you previously were of everything concerning either, detection could not be in your power, and suspicion certainly not in your inclination.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 35
10  He dared not come to Bartlett's Buildings for fear of detection, and though their mutual impatience to meet, was not to be told, they could do nothing at present but write.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 34
11  Letters may, of course, be a partial confirmation; but detection in the fact there must be of the most direct kind, that is, by eyewitnesses.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 4: Chapter 5
12  He was conscious of failure and of detection, of the squalor of his own mind and home, and felt against his neck the raw edge of his turned and jagged collar.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 2
13  In a trice the tchinovniks concerned appraised his spirit and character; with the result that the entire sphere over which he ruled became an agency for the detection of irregularities.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In PART 1: CHAPTER XI
14  I should not have been averse to do so, but that I imagined I detected trouble, and calculation relative to the extent of the cold meat, in Mrs. Micawber's eye.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 27. TOMMY TRADDLES
15  "No, my dear, for me there are no balls now where one enjoys oneself," said Anna, and Kitty detected in her eyes that mysterious world which was not open to her.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 1: Chapter 20
Example Sentence: (66 in 5 pages)
16  I detected a faint note of weariness in his voice.
17  He detected a ship moving down the starboard side of the submarine.
18  I detected a suggestion of malice in his remarks.
19  The Securities and Exchange Commission has also detected this trend and is now investigating academic researchers suspected of engaging in insider trading.
20  A spacecraft orbiting Mars has detected large quantities of water-ice just below the surface of the planet.
21  I thought I could detect a slight West Country accent.
22  The latest Japanese vacuum cleaners contain sensors that detect the amount of dust and type of floor.
23  The dentist could detect no sign of decay in her teeth.
24  It is the business of the police to prevent and detect crime and of the law courts to punish crime.
25  The police prevent and detect crime.
26  An observant doctor can often detect depression from expression, posture, and movement.
27  The new test should enable doctors to detect the disease early.
28  They won't detect prescription drugs or medication such as cold or flu tablets.
29  This filter is able to detect invalid clicks in real-time, with the goal of removing them before they ever show up in the AdWords console.
30  We really don't yet have technology that can effectively detect the presence of radiation in naval cargo.