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factor
used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

3 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
It was the deciding factor.
Definition
something that affects a result or outcome
  • This Godfrey Norton was evidently an important factor in the matter.
    Adventure I — A Scandal in Bohemia (50% in)

There are no more uses of "factor" flagged with this meaning in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

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  • But for the trained reasoner to admit such intrusions into his own delicate and finely adjusted temperament was to introduce a distracting factor which might throw a doubt upon all his mental results.
    Adventure I — A Scandal in Bohemia (2% in)
  • "It seems to me that I have done you full justice in the matter," I remarked with some coldness, for I was repelled by the egotism which I had more than once observed to be a strong factor in my friend's singular character.
    Adventure XII — The Adventure of the Copper Beeches (3% in)

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

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