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His hands were invariably blotted with ink and stained with chemicals, yet he was possessed of extraordinary delicacy of touch, as I frequently had occasion to observe when I watched him manipulating his fragile philosophical instruments.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
He was still, as ever, deeply attracted by the study of crime, and occupied his immense faculties and extraordinary powers of observation in following out those clues, and clearing up those mysteries which had been abandoned as hopeless by the official police.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
It is safe to say that there was no public case of any difficulty in which he was not consulted during those eight years, and there were hundreds of private cases, some of them of the most intricate and extraordinary character, in which he played a prominent part.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Well, for instance, she told me that he had wanted to give up all his property to his brother, that he had done something extraordinary when he was quite a child, saved a woman out of the water.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Images, memories, and ideas of the strangest description followed one another with extraordinary rapidity and vividness.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Lidia Ivanovna rapidly ran her eyes over the note, and excusing herself, wrote an answer with extraordinary rapidity, handed it to the man, and came back to the table.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Le charmant Hippolyte was surprising by his extraordinary resemblance to his beautiful sister, but yet more by the fact that in spite of this resemblance he was exceedingly ugly.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
At that time, the Russians were so used to victories that on receiving news of the defeat some would simply not believe it, while others sought some extraordinary explanation of so strange an event.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The first fifteen years of the nineteenth century in Europe present an extraordinary movement of millions of people.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The source of that extraordinary power of penetrating the meaning of the events then occuring lay in the national feeling which he possessed in full purity and strength.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy Context
All who had known Natasha before her marriage wondered at the change in her as at something extraordinary.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy Context