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insight
used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

3 uses
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Definition
a clear understanding of some aspect of a complex situation; or a tendency to have such understandings
  • I did not wonder at Lestrade's opinion, and yet I had so much faith in Sherlock Holmes' insight that I could not lose hope as long as every fresh fact seemed to strengthen his conviction of young McCarthy's innocence.
    Adventure IV — The Boscombe Valley Mystery (50% in)
  • So I think, and so, too, thinks my little Mary, who has a woman's quick insight into character.
    Adventure XI — The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet (25% in)
  • I have frequently gained my first real insight into the character of parents by studying their children.
    Adventure XII — The Adventure of the Copper Beeches (84% in)

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

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