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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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  • Well, we will take it as a working hypothesis for want of a better.
  • No, sir, I shall approach this case from the point of view that what this young man says is true, and we shall see whither that hypothesis will lead us.
  • His extreme love of solitude in England suggests the idea that he was in fear of someone or something, so we may assume as a working hypothesis that it was fear of someone or something which drove him from America.
  • "Well, certainly that is also a conceivable hypothesis," said Holmes, smiling.

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  • He hypothesized the existence of Pluto before its discovery.
  • The hypothetical situation made it easier for him to think about his problem more logically and less emotionally.

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