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 Meanings and Examples of TELEGRAM
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telegram
 n.  a message transmitted by telegraph
Classic Sentence: (81 in 6 pages)
1  Sherlock Holmes led me to the nearest telegraph office, whence he dispatched a long telegram.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER IV. WHAT JOHN RANCE HAD TO TELL
2  The plot thickens," he said, as I entered; "I have just had an answer to my American telegram.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER V. OUR ADVERTISEMENT BRINGS A VISITOR
3  I have them," said Lestrade, producing a small white box; "I took them and the purse and the telegram, intending to have them put in a place of safety at the Police Station.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VII. LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
4  It was at this point that I asked Gregson whether he had enquired in his telegram to Cleveland as to any particular point in Mr. Drebber's former career.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VII. THE CONCLUSION
5  We were seated at breakfast one morning, my wife and I, when the maid brought in a telegram.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. THE BOSCOMBE VALLEY MYSTERY
6  Upon the second day of his absence I received a telegram from the major, imploring me to come at once.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE FIVE ORANGE PIPS
7  You will say that an important telegram has miscarried and that you are looking for it.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 4. Sir Henry Baskerville
8  The postmaster, who was also the village grocer, had a clear recollection of the telegram.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 7. The Stapletons of Merripit House
9  First of all about the test telegram, which you sent from London in order to make sure that Barrymore was really here.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 8. First Report of Dr. Watson
10  I told Sir Henry how the matter stood, and he at once, in his downright fashion, had Barrymore up and asked him whether he had received the telegram himself.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 8. First Report of Dr. Watson
11  The boy returned with a telegram, which Holmes handed to me.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 13. Fixing the Nets
12  That telegram from London, if mentioned by Sir Henry to the Stapletons, must remove the last suspicions from their minds.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 13. Fixing the Nets
13  I therefore sent off a telegram to my friend Algar, of the Liverpool force, and asked him to find out if Mrs. Browner were at home, and if Browner had departed in the May Day.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. The Adventure of the Cardboard Box
14  I sent a telegram home, therefore, to say that I had important business on hand, and that it was impossible for me to say how late I might be.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. THE ADVENTURE OF THE NORWOOD BUILDER
15  An open telegram lay upon the table.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. THE ADVENTURE OF THE NORWOOD BUILDER
Example Sentence:
1  Brevity is essential when you send a telegram or cablegram; you are charged for every word.
2  The telegram was delivered early this morning.
3  The book is a modern epistolary novel that uses letters, telegrams, and newspaper clippings to tell the hero's story.