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Those rules of deduction laid down in that article which aroused your scorn, are invaluable to me in practical work.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
I am convinced that the inspector has formed the opinion that the letters are all practical jokes, and that the deaths of my relations were really accidents, as the jury stated, and were not to be connected with the warnings.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
It was young Stanley Hopkins, a promising detective, in whose career Holmes had several times shown a very practical interest.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Sergey Ivanovitch was a Moscow man, and a philosopher; Alexey Alexandrovitch a Petersburger, and a practical politician.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
And like a practical Petersburg lady who knows how to make the most of time, Anna Mikhaylovna sent someone to call her son, and went into the anteroom with him.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Pierre had none of the practical persistence that would have enabled him to attend to the business himself and so he disliked it and only tried to pretend to the steward that he was attending to it.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
He was now concerned only with the nearest practical matters unrelated to his past interests, and he seized on these the more eagerly the more those past interests were closed to him.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
In practical matters Pierre unexpectedly felt within himself a center of gravity he had previously lacked.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy Context
My new life had lasted for more than a week, and I was stronger than ever in those tremendous practical resolutions that I felt the crisis required.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
He had a particular pride in the phrase eminently practical, which was considered to have a special application to him.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens Context
But since most men are very ignorant of practical affairs, they commit the gravest blunders, especially in matters which lie, as this does, a little way out of the beaten track.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context