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metropolis
used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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Definition
city — especially a large city that is considered important
  • One day my editor wished to have a series of articles upon begging in the metropolis, and I volunteered to supply them.
    Adventure VI — The Man with the Twisted Lip (89% in)
  • A few country carts were stirring, bearing in vegetables to the metropolis, but the lines of villas on either side were as silent and lifeless as some city in a dream.
    Adventure VI — The Man with the Twisted Lip (75% in)
  • Now, when young ladies wander about the metropolis at this hour of the morning, and knock sleepy people up out of their beds, I presume that it is something very pressing which they have to communicate.
    Adventure VIII — The Adventure of the Speckled Band (4% in)

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

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