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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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  • Then, pray tell me what it is that you can infer from this hat?
  • "We have got to the deductions and the inferences," said Lestrade, winking at me.
  • I only quote this as a trivial example of observation and inference.
  • My suspicions were all confirmed by his peculiar action in typewriting his signature, which, of course, inferred that his handwriting was so familiar to her that she would recognise even the smallest sample of it.
  • You are too timid in drawing your inferences.
  • You infer that she may have gone out to tell her sweetheart, and that the two may have planned the robbery.
  • I am afraid, Holmes, that you are not very practical with your deductions and your inferences.
  • "It is perhaps less suggestive than it might have been," he remarked, "and yet there are a few inferences which are very distinct, and a few others which represent at least a strong balance of probability.

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  • Which of the following facts can you infer from the first paragraph?
  • The meaning of the word can be inferred based on context clues.

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