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- It was the most preposterous position in which I ever found myself in my life, and it was the thought of it that started me laughing just now.Adventure I — A Scandal in Bohemia (59% in)
- Large sitting-room on the right side, well furnished, with long windows almost to the floor, and those preposterous English window fasteners which a child could open.Adventure I — A Scandal in Bohemia (47% in)
- For all the preposterous hat and the vacuous face, there was something noble in the simple faith of our visitor which compelled our respect.Adventure III — A Case of Identity (49% in)
- " 'Some preposterous practical joke,' said he.Adventure V — The Five Orange Pips (40% in)
There are no more uses of "preposterous" in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
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