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factor
used in The Hound of the Baskervilles

4 uses
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Definition
something that affects a result or outcome
  • And yet this new factor must surely arrest his attention and renew his interest.
    Chapter 10 — Extract from the Diary of Dr. Watson (57% in)
factor = thing that affects a result or outcome
  • There is Mr. Frankland, of Lafter Hall, who is also an unknown factor, and there are one or two other neighbours.
    Chapter 6 — Baskerville Hall (10% in)
  • factor = something that affects a result or outcome
  • But, first of all, I must keep you in touch with some of the other factors in the situation.
    Chapter 8 — First Report of Dr. Watson (15% in)
  • factors = things that affect a result or outcome
  • As it is, I have been able to get about as I could not possibly have done had I been living in the Hall, and I remain an unknown factor in the business, ready to throw in all my weight at a critical moment.
    Chapter 12 — Death on the Moor (18% in)
factor = thing that affects a result or outcome
There are no more uses of "factor" in The Hound of the Baskervilles.

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