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conjecture
used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

8 uses
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Definition
a conclusion or opinion based on inconclusive evidence; or the act of forming of such a conclusion or opinion
  • My whole examination served to turn my conjecture into a certainty.
    Adventure X — The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor (53% in)
conjecture = a conclusion or opinion based on inconclusive evidence
  • Well, it is conjectured to be so.
    Adventure IV — The Boscombe Valley Mystery (5% in)
  • Some, too, have baffled his analytical skill, and would be, as narratives, beginnings without an ending, while others have been but partially cleared up, and have their explanations founded rather upon conjecture and surmise than on that absolute logical proof which was so dear to him.
    Adventure V — The Five Orange Pips (2% in)
  • Sherlock Holmes was wrong in his conjecture, however, for there came a step in the passage and a tapping at the door.
    Adventure V — The Five Orange Pips (9% in)
  • It is conjectured that he may have been hurrying down to catch the last train from Waterloo Station, and that in his haste and the extreme darkness he missed his path and walked over the edge of one of the small landing-places for river steamboats.
    Adventure V — The Five Orange Pips (86% in)
  • It is absolutely unique, and its value can only be conjectured, but the reward offered of £1000 is certainly not within a twentieth part of the market price.
    Adventure VII — The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle (29% in)
  • When I remembered that you had seen her at that window, and how she had fainted on seeing the coronet again, my conjecture became a certainty.
    Adventure XI — The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet (94% in)
  • There was no truth, Mr. Holmes, in the conjecture which seemed to us to be probable in your rooms at Baker Street.
    Adventure XII — The Adventure of the Copper Beeches (45% in)

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