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circumstantial evidence
used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

3 uses
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Definition
evidence that can suggest something, but does not prove it
  • If ever circumstantial evidence pointed to a criminal it does so here.
    Adventure IV — The Boscombe Valley Mystery (14% in)
  • "Circumstantial evidence is a very tricky thing," answered Holmes thoughtfully.
    Adventure IV — The Boscombe Valley Mystery (14% in)
  • Circumstantial evidence is occasionally very convincing, as when you find a trout in the milk, to quote Thoreau's example."
    Adventure X — The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor (53% in)

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