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infer
used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

8 uses
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Definition
to figure out or guess by reasoning
  • Then, pray tell me what it is that you can infer from this hat?
    Adventure VII — The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle (14% in)
infer = conclude by reasoning
  • 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.
    Adventure III — A Case of Identity (96% in)
  • I only quote this as a trivial example of observation and inference.
    Adventure IV — The Boscombe Valley Mystery (18% in)
  • "We have got to the deductions and the inferences," said Lestrade, winking at me.
    Adventure IV — The Boscombe Valley Mystery (59% in)
  • You are too timid in drawing your inferences.
    Adventure VII — The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle (14% in)
  • "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.
    Adventure VII — The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle (15% in)
  • I am afraid, Holmes, that you are not very practical with your deductions and your inferences.
    Adventure X — The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor (60% in)
  • You infer that she may have gone out to tell her sweetheart, and that the two may have planned the robbery.
    Adventure XI — The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet (57% in)

There are no more uses of "infer" in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

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