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approach
used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

16 uses
  • As we approached it I heard the sharp rattling of a chain, and the sound as of a large animal moving about.
    Adventure XII — The Adventure of the Copper Beeches (60% in)
  • No, sir, I shall approach this case from the point of view that what this young man says is true, and we shall see whither that hypothesis will lead us.
    Adventure IV — The Boscombe Valley Mystery (34% in)
  • And one who was at home in the district, for the pool can only be approached by the farm or by the estate, where strangers could hardly wander.
    Adventure IV — The Boscombe Valley Mystery (79% in)
  • Between a slop-shop and a gin-shop, approached by a steep flight of steps leading down to a black gap like the mouth of a cave, I found the den of which I was in search.
    Adventure VI — The Man with the Twisted Lip (8% in)
  • He made a slight motion to me to approach him, and instantly, as he turned his face half round to the company once more, subsided into a doddering, loose-lipped senility.
    Adventure VI — The Man with the Twisted Lip (16% in)
  • As we approached, the door flew open, and a little blonde woman stood in the opening, clad in some sort of light mousseline de soie, with a touch of fluffy pink chiffon at her neck and wrists.
    Adventure VI — The Man with the Twisted Lip (55% in)
  • He was clearly so scared by his mischance in breaking the window and by the approach of Peterson that he thought of nothing but flight, but since then he must have bitterly regretted the impulse which caused him to drop his bird.
    Adventure VII — The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle (38% in)
  • As I approached the house I saw a tall man in a Scotch bonnet with a coat which was buttoned up to his chin waiting outside in the bright semicircle which was thrown from the fanlight.
    Adventure VII — The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle (45% in)
  • Violence of temper approaching to mania has been hereditary in the men of the family, and in my stepfather's case it had, I believe, been intensified by his long residence in the tropics.
    Adventure VIII — The Adventure of the Speckled Band (18% in)
  • A series of disgraceful brawls took place, two of which ended in the police-court, until at last he became the terror of the village, and the folks would fly at his approach, for he is a man of immense strength, and absolutely uncontrollable in his anger.
    Adventure VIII — The Adventure of the Speckled Band (18% in)
  • She left her room, therefore, and came into mine, where she sat for some time, chatting about her approaching wedding.
    Adventure VIII — The Adventure of the Speckled Band (24% in)
  • As you both locked your doors at night, your rooms were unapproachable from that side.
    Adventure VIII — The Adventure of the Speckled Band (59% in)
  • I had been lying in an angle of the hedge close by the highroad, and just a little lower down was a long building, which proved, upon my approaching it, to be the very station at which I had arrived upon the previous night.
    Adventure IX — The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb (80% in)
  • Lord St. Simon, who has shown himself for over twenty years proof against the little god's arrows, has now definitely announced his approaching marriage with Miss Hatty Doran, the fascinating daughter of a California millionaire.
    Adventure X — The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor (15% in)
  • As I came down the stairs I saw Mary herself at the side window of the hall, which she closed and fastened as I approached.
    Adventure XI — The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet (31% in)
  • A horrible doubt came into my mind as I approached the door lest the dog might be loose, but I remembered that Toller had drunk himself into a state of insensibility that evening, and I knew that he was the only one in the household who had any influence with the savage creature, or who would venture to set him free.
    Adventure XII — The Adventure of the Copper Beeches (78% in)

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