Sentence in Classic:
You know a conjuror gets no credit when once he has explained his trick, and if I show you too much of my method of working, you will come to the conclusion that I am a very ordinary individual after all.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
It is true that you have missed everything of importance, but you have hit upon the method, and you have a quick eye for colour.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
His method is as follows: He allows it to be known that he is prepared to pay very high sums for letters which compromise people of wealth and position.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Their method was to fly up to the rafters and there lay their eggs, which smashed to pieces on the floor.
Animal Farm By George Orwell Context
Besides the sewing and knitting of baby clothes, with which all of them were busy, that afternoon jam was being made on the terrace by a method new to Agafea Mihalovna, without the addition of water.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The first method of history is to take an arbitrarily selected series of continuous events and examine it apart from others, though there is and can be no beginning to any event, for one event always flows uninterruptedly from another.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Denis Davydov, with his Russian instinct, was the first to recognize the value of this terrible cudgel which regardless of the rules of military science destroyed the French, and to him belongs the credit for taking the first step toward regularizing this method of warfare.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy Context
He, being a humorist, explained to them the method of the celebrated Dickensian essay on Chinese Metaphysics by the gentleman who read an article on China and an article on Metaphysics and combined the information.
Pygmalion By George Bernard Shaw Context
Adopting his most telling method of approach (the method accompanied with a sidelong inclination of the head and a sort of hop), Chichikov hastened to greet the lady from the metropolis, and then the baby.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Context
As touching reasons, it may be pleaded for the Roman method, that they are most fit to have charge of a thing, who least desire to pervert it to their own ends.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
The wounds seem such as might be made by a rat or a small dog, and although of not much importance individually, would tend to show that whatever animal inflicts them has a system or method of its own.